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Is it possible to speed up the FM Client?

Question asked by carlsson on Aug 6, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2018 by gdurniak

As we all know Filemaker is a lot slower on the native FM client compared to a Webdirect solution. This is because all calculations are made on the server when using Webdirect, while the FM client is sending and recieving data to do the same calculations. (Or least, this is what I have learned. Please correct me if I'm wrong.)


A list with 1649 records sorted based on a calculation field (which in turn summarize related fields) takes more than 2 minutes to sort on my FM 17 client, while it takes less than 5 seconds to sort on the corresponding Webdirect solution. My client is connected with a 100/100 Mbit fiber.

This is NOT ok – These problems has been haunting me as a developer for mor than 10 years now, and I'm getting really tired of it! It's the same on all platforms and computer models, according to my testings.



Is there anything we can do to make the native FM app quicker?