FileMaker 16 Windows Calculation Dialog Lag

Discussion created by tshirtdan on Aug 4, 2017
Latest reply on May 15, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced (


OS and version

Windows 10 Professional



Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, SSD.

Intel Xeon, 24GB RAM, SSD.



When entering a calculation in the Calculation Dialog using type-ahead, there is a lag of up to several seconds before what you've typed is actually entered, especially when referencing fields and when working on a hosted solution (FM Server 16, LAN, high performance server). Selecting fields or functions from the sidebars gives no lag.


How to replicate

Open Calculation Dialog from anywhere - Data Viewer, for example.

Attempt to type, say, If ( {Toname_RELATEDTONAME::fieldName ; {condition} ; {elseCondition} )

Observe the lag at "If" and when trying to enter "Toname".


Workaround (if any)

Select functions or fields from the sidebar.