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3G connection to slow

Question asked by nigelau on Aug 23, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2011 by disabled_JackRodgers


3G connection to slow



I've built a point-of-sale solution for mobile sales people in FM Go for iPad, but it is frustratingly slow for users. There are only four salespeople using a 3G connection to connect to the FMP database at their office. 

The DB uses buttons to run a script to add an item to the portal list, showing the purchases. Each product is identified by a script parameter. Using it over 3G is very slow: each button press takes 1-2 seconds to talk back to the host file.

I find the DB slow to use when running locally, but the staff are happy with the speed using a copy of the DB on the device, but management would far prefer the data to be stored in one shared FMP DB.

Any suggestions on making the solution run faster but still show a list of items being sold might save me a lot of back end importing…