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Conditional formating is calculation 4 times instead of 1 time at refreshing window

Question asked by karo on Apr 20, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 by philmodjunk

Summary

Conditional formating is calculation 4 times instead of 1 time at refreshing window

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12

Operating system version

Mac OS X

Description of the issue

I have done some speed test with 24U Toolbox Plug-In and set up a calculation, which is called by a conditional format.
At my surprise the formular was called 4 times (!) at every refresh on the window. Also on every other steps, where the window will be refreshed (for example, creating new record, etc.)
Making this in FileMaker 11, the calculation was called one time.

In a list view the conditional format calculation is called for each visible record in FileMaker 11.
In FileMaker 12 they called the same way, but also exact 4 times often.

This behaviour is also on FileMaker Go.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Set up a conditional format calculation, which adds a time stamp (in my case with the 24U Toolbox Plugin) in a list for each call. You will see the result.
I have placed an example file here:
http://transfer.karo.at/LayoutDrawingSpeed_v2.fp7.zip

Expected result

In FileMaker 11 a conditional format calculation will called 1 time.
This should maybe also so in FileMaker 12?

Actual result

In FileMaker 12 a conditional format calculation will called 4 times.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

No error, only speed down.

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