Thanks for the reply Jason.
the jquery plugin does have paging, but it seems that all of the recordset rows need to be processed first, so although I may only have a page displaying 25 rows, 10000 may be populating the array.
Don't know if this is a shortfall of the plugin or a symptom of client side paging.
I have 2 questions if you'll indulge me.
1. Using the dataAssist search method, the where clause is appended onto the unfiltered recordset, how can I add, say. LIMIT 500 to this so I get a maximum of 500 rows returned.
Thanks for any help.