3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2013 10:27 AM by philmodjunk

    FM12 does not respond



      FM12 does not respond


           A couple of my layout require a lot of calculations. Many fields are UNSTORED calculation fields and everytime I am in those pages,  FM slows down a lot.

           And most of the times, it saus that FM does not respond, stops for a couple of seconds and works again.

           Is this a known issue? Or is it my usage of unstored calculation that creates this problem? Is there a better way to make sure that the number are always updated?

           Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: FM12 does not respond

               Any application that gets loaded down with a large number of tasks to might become non-responsive until if finishes processing those tasks. This is not unique to FileMaker.

               I think your are likely correct that you have too many unstored calculations on your layout for the environment in which you are using. (This is a bigger problem for WAN or iOS environments than FileMaker clients.)

               But also check to see if you have any scripts running at this time, particularly any scripts that use Refresh Window [Flush Cached Join Results]

               To see what parts of your layout might be most responsible for the delays, try making a copy of your layout where you can selectively remove different parts of your layout objects and see which have the greatest impact on your system responsiveness. That will help you focus on the parts of your system design that most need improvement.

               Note that conditional format settings are also essentially the same thing as an unstored calculation field in this situation so check them as well.

               The most likely fields that may slow down your screen updates:

               Unstored calculations that use aggregate functions such as Sum, Count, Average, etc. That compute a value from large numbers of related records.
               Summary fields from related tables that compute values from large numbers of records
               Summary fields from the layout's table when your found set is very large.

          • 2. Re: FM12 does not respond

                 Thanks for the clues... I will let you know if I find what was the "problem"

            • 3. Re: FM12 does not respond

                   Filtered portals can also be a source of the "slows..."