1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 23, 2012 9:53 PM by philmodjunk

    Slow Tab Display

    jwshelton22

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      Slow Tab Display

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      In FM11 Pro and Adv issue is on both Mac and Windows. One tab out of a set of 5 is slow to display. The tab shows a portal of records through a relationship and has 4 calculation fields that are each Sum(a number field through the relationship. Is there a better way so the tab is not so slow to display.

      The wait from clicking on tab to displaying the tab is 3-4 seconds. All other tabs are instantly displayed.

       

      thanks,

      Jim

        • 1. Re: Slow Tab Display
          philmodjunk

          First, use duplicate layout to make copy of the layout. Remove the calculation fields that compute your portal totals. Then test this copy of the layout to see if the sum calculations are the bottleneck like I think they are. (A filter on your portal can also slow things down.)

          If removing the calculation fields removes the delay, try using summary fields defined in the portal table that compute the same total and place them on the layout in place of the calculation fields.

          I've seen claims that they may update quicker. Try it and see.

          Another "fix" that is rather drastic and can be difficult to keep accurate totals, is to use simple number fields for your totals that are updated with scripts, script triggers whenever a value in the portal is changed, added, or deleted.