The problem seems to get worse as the day progresses, though at times it will completely disappear. For example while moving between views the change can be instant to taking more than 45 seconds.
Can you describe this in more detail? Are you switching from view as table to view as form or changing layouts?
Are there any scripts involved. (Remember that with FMP 10 you may have script triggers firing.)
Does the number of records in your found set make a difference?
Do you see any progress bars or hour glasses while you wait?
This will help people get a better idea as to the cause of your delays.
For the most part theses are form views. So for example we will search on a range of customer customer numbers and the nas you attempt to scroll through each you will long delays. The delay is marked by an hour glass. The number of records i nthe found script does not matter. Last night I worked with a set of 98 records and it took over an hour to scroll through them to review some information. this morning I had a found set of 500 that i was through in about 5 minutes.
There are scripts running, but that does not seem to matter. For example our order completion and invoicing process is script intensive. When we are not experiencing perforamance slow downs those scripts operate quickly, however when the slow down takes place everything is effected.
"Last night I worked with a set of 98 records and it took over an hour to scroll through them to review some information. "
What fields/types were present on your layout? If you have any summary or unstored calculations such as those that use aggregate functions such as sum(), count(), Average() etc. this could explain the delay. Since the number of records being referenced by these functions could be quite large, one set of records could display very rapidly while different set, that references large numbers of other records not present in the current found set, could take a much longer time.
There also could be problems with your network or how you've chosen to share out your files. There are some known issues with Windows Terminal Server.
Also some users have had to update their video drivers--I'd check this one out if I have good responses on some machines but not others.
I use Filemaker Pro 10 (XP, 8 MG RAM) and the program is incredibly slow
Here are some page refresh times for some of my pages dicated
Time to open program 1 min 57 sec
Sector 23 sec
Subsector 14 seconds
Reports 17 sec
Industries 24 sec
Sector 8 sec
Reports 29 sec
Program constantly breaking communication too
At these speeds I really struggle to work with the program
Thank you for your post.
I run FileMaker Pro 10 on Windows XP (SP3) without any speed issues. I know that doesn't help you, so let's try to determine if it is FileMaker Pro, your system, the database file, etc.
Create a new database file with two tables, a couple of fields in each table, and try switching between the two layouts. Any delay? It should be immediately.
Try uninstalling and reinstalling FileMaker Pro 10. Try the same thing. Any difference?
Run msconfig and stop all non-Microsoft services. Launch FileMaker Pro 10 and try the same test. Any difference?
Do you have access to another machine? If so, install FileMaker Pro on that machine and see if there is any difference.
Any additional information you can provide may be helpful in narrowing down possible causes.