External Data Sources
Wondering the access/performance/etc of using file vs fmnet for external data source entries.
Haven't seen any difference between the two. There is a major delay when FMnet refers to an invalid IP address. It takes FMP a long time to determine the address is invalid and either move to reference two in the list or display a "not found" message.
File: references are evaluated nearly instantly.
Thus a reference in this format:
fmnet:/<invalid IP address>/Filename
Will incur a major delay before attempting the secondary relative path address
file:Filenamefmnet:/<valid IP address>/Filename
Will almost instantly switch from an invalid relative path (first line) to attempt the second IP based reference.
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