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What (FM-actions) can cause the server to block/wait for a client?

Question asked by mrwatson-gbs on Sep 10, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2014 by jormond

Hello experts!


there are some actions that a user can make (or a developer can code) which cause the server to block other activities while it waits for a client operation to finish. In this time users may see the coffe-cup cursor.


What exactly are the conditions or actions or script steps, which can cause this?



Badly programmed CustomFunctions that have an endless loop (Do ALL such CFs cause coffee-cup server-blocking?)

Or a FileMaker search on complicated non-indexed fields (which are als o not cancelable)

Or ...


We would be grateful for your input, as we are keen to identify "show-stoppers" in our solutions.


Thanking you all


MrWatson of Günther Business Solutions GmbH