I am working with large number of entries in web UI such as IoT device list with IMEI. There is a need to make quick multiple selection by IMEI.
Would it be good practice to provide search field with possibility to enter comma separated IMEIs? In most cases those IMEIs will be pasted into search field.
What would be sane maximum limit for such input? 50 IMEIs (850 symbols), 100 IMEIs (1700 symbols), even more? What is main bottle neck for such solution?
I understand CSV file import could be used, but we want a quicker solution.
Answering the question:
could you explain IMEI and provide a screenshot/ wireframe of what you have tried already?
In search field we are planning to add option "Paste multiple" as in wireframe below
Then user will be prompted additional window to paste multiple IMEIs
Is it correct approach?
Actually we consider adding csv file import option later.