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Is SORTING expensive computation-wise?

Question asked by MorkAfur on Feb 5, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 by MorkAfur


Is SORTING expensive computation-wise?


Does FileMaker keep sorted data structures between sorts?

Thus if I sorted by last name, but then later, based on another Find, I needed to sort by first name, I'm wondering if FMP keeps the sorted information for a particular sort once you sort it.

I'm guessing behind the scenes, once you do a sort, FMP will save an internal data structure for THAT sort, and keep it updated, so if you switch back to that sort later from another sort, it's not computationally expensive.

Anybody know?