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  • Slow Report

    I have been using a report based on a set for some time now. Until yesterday it generated a print preview of ~ 8 pages in about 15 seconds.
    There are about 40 memo fields and about the same number of calculated fields.
    I simply added 6 new memo fields and associated calculated fields. They are essentially the same type and size as the existing fields... the report preview now takes 5 minutes!
    Obviously I have either exceeded some limit in V4.5 or have made some fundamental error.
    The first 3 pages generate as fast as before it is on the 4th page that the slowdown occurs. This is the page containing the RTF that acts as a container for the memo fields.
    I tried performing a COMPACT. I tried removing all new memo fields from the RTF... did not help.
    Any suggestions??
    David

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    RE: Slow Report

    David, it certainly sounds as though your calculated fields are slowing things down. That's where I'd look first to see if there might be ways to simplify things. If you've added new tables to your set, the report may be spending time building, sorting or filtering indexes to meet your specifications...

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Slow Report

      Thanks for the suggestion Tom. I removed all calc fields from the table containing the memo fields & compacted... still runs slow.

      I have not added anytables or indexes; only new memo fields and associated calc fields in report...
      Strange thing is that an old report, that does not contain any of the new memo fields or calc fields, now runs slowly. The problem must be related to the child table containing the new memo fields (about 100 of them).
      Any ideas?
      Db

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      • #4
        RE: Slow Report

        David, sorry, no. It's hard for me to imagine so many memo fields. Must be an interesting app. (Which reminds me of an ancient Chinese curse... "May you live in interesting times.")

        -- tom

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        • #5
          RE: Slow Report

          Interesting times indeed Tom! The problem is associated with the table containing the memo fields, not the reports associated with the table or sets containing the table. I finally deleted all the new memo fields, performed a compact and added them back... Lo, the report runs at a decent speed... can't figure why...
          I will ponder the imponderable, dipping by small civilized foot in the deep cool waters of chaos, and ripple, for an instant, the smooth surface of time.
          Best wishes
          Db

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