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Does FileMaker access a global variable faster than a record under all circumstances?

Question asked by FrankvanderMost on Jan 28, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 by siplus

When FileMaker needs to fetch the value of a global variable, it needs to look it up internally I imagine. This goes incredibly fast, so I imagine the question to be a no-brainer.


On second thoughts, I imagine that if the list of global variables is beyond a certain length it might be faster to find a record in a small table. Is this the case, and if so, when would finding the record be faster? I'm thinking of finding a record through an ExecuteSQL function.