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    when clicking on enter new record button in a form, it takes over 2.5 minutes for the form to open. Once open it moves as expected throughout the form. If you go to the table and attempt to enter, it opens as expected. You can also move from record to record quickly without delay.

    I have a second company using alpha and am not experiencing the same problem.

  • #2
    RE: new records

    I had a similar problem with it take a very long time to open the table as well. I deleted all the temporary files that (i.e. $$*.*) where ever alpha five created them and it seems to have fixed the problem.

    Good Luck

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    • #3
      RE: new records

      Doug, We also had a similar problem and tracked it back indexing. A couple of the tables in the forms set stored large numbers of records. I think one had over 100,000. Each time the form opened we had to wait for the form to re-index these tables due to the forms sort order. If this is the case in your app you may want to check and see if the forms sort order and the tables primary indexes are the same. You can test this by removing any sort order or special indexing in scripting in the form and then opening it again. If its still slow than this isn't the problem.
      Jeff

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      • #4
        RE: new records

        Not sure about version 4.5, but if you have a lot of calculated fields on the form, that will sloooooow it down as well.

        kenn
        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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        • #5
          RE: new records

          No kidding. I set up a form with 12 calc fields and the results were unbearable. Just ended up doing without.

          Tom Lyon

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          • #6
            RE: new records

            Hi Tom,

            Yup, I only had one aaand it was simply giving the total number of records in the parent table, just over 1,000. Took 11+ seconds to load. Without it, about 3-4 seconds. So....Adios.

            V5 is supposed to have this corected.

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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