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    Append Unique

    Wow - what did you do ? Using a unique append in V9 when appending 2500 records to an empty table took several MINUTES. In fact the function was so slow it was unusable I got round it in many instances by appending and then deleting duplicates.

    In V10 its so fast its unmeasurable - are there any other hidden areas of improvement we should be looking at ??

    Bob Whitaker:D
    Bob Whitaker

    Re: Append Unique

    Originally posted by Bob Whitaker View Post
    In V10 its so fast its unmeasurable - are there any other hidden areas of improvement we should be looking at ??
    Must be the built-in pixie slaves :p


      Re: Append Unique

      I really do believe they exist ;)
      Bob Whitaker


        Re: Append Unique

        Hi Bob,

        Originally posted by Bob Whitaker View Post
        are there any other hidden areas of improvement we should be looking at ??
        By hidden, do you mean this line from the A5v10 Release Notes?
        Append Operation - When using the 'append unique' option, the Operation now is significantly faster.

        Ira J. Perlow
        Computer Systems Design

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          Re: Append Unique

          Originally posted by csda1 View Post
          Hi Bob,

          By hidden, do you mean this line from the A5v10 Release Notes?
          Append Operation - When using the 'append unique' option, the Operation now is significantly faster.
          Da*n it you ruined my pixie-based illusion there! ;)

          At least now I have proof Selwyn was fibbing when he said I am the only person who bothers to reads the release notes!!!


            Re: Append Unique

            Hi Ira - yes thats what I meant really useful improvements that lurk semi hidden in the undergrowth of release notes and Yes Andrea, Selwyn was fibbing - I read them too - hence my testing of this particular enhancement but I think my point was that maybe not that many people do.

            Bob Whitaker


              Re: Append Unique

              It's the old 80/20 rule...

              80% of the people use 20% of the features
              20% of the people read 80% of the notes
              Glen Schild

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                Re: Append Unique


                I use a large form with about 25 fields that everytime (on exit) they call a script that calls 3 different udfs.

                it took about 1/10 of a second to move through each field and now there is 0/10s it seems. The roll procedures are from 1-2 seconds to NOT NOTICEABLE.

                v7 was faster than v9 and with v10 the speed is just way better.

                They did something in there.

                Dave Mason
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                Skype is dave.mason46