FM12 Layout Calculations

Discussion created by BruceRobertson on Jul 10, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 by OllyGroves

FM12 has some performance problems that appear to be related to how much calculation is required to display data.


I created two simple test files that contain a conditional format calc that increments a global variable.

The global variable is displayed as a merge field on the layouts.


The difference in behavior between FM11 an FM12 is interesting and startling.


Try the files: try resizing windows, navigating between records, using layouts where the formatter calc is in line or only in the header.


In some cases in FM12 a single refresh may cause the variable to increment by 10.


There is a script in each file to reset the variable.