tshirtdan

FileMaker 16 Windows Calculation Dialog Lag

Discussion created by tshirtdan on Aug 4, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced (16.0.2.205)

 

OS and version

Windows 10 Professional

 

Hardware

Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, SSD.

Intel Xeon, 24GB RAM, SSD.

 

Description

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.

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