Can someone help me to get the 6.0v4 update for FMP 6 Developer please?
I don't know if this will work for the Developer version or not - but I suspect it will. Does not hurt to try.
Allas, that updater is not working on the Developer release.
BTW it's the Windows updater i seek...
OK, we found it back on an old backup system.
Glad you found it. I hope you're doing this to upgrade an old system and that no one is really using FMP 6 for work (came out around 2002). The 6 to 7 upgrade is a particularly big step. If you can get it at least into the .fp7 format, you'll be doing a lot better. Even better I hope is that you're moving them to version 13!
When we upgraded from FileMaker 6 to 9, performance actually went down ( e.g. importing records, which we do a lot )
FileMaker 6 runs extremely well on a Gb Network
> If you can get it at least into the .fp7 format, you'll be doing a lot better
I know its another topic, but importing is one feature in an overall software product and overall performance did not go down in upgrading to v7.
The big difference in this one feature you are comparing is how FileMaker changed how it created indexing when going from v6 to v7. So, yes, you can probably find a single feature in any version that goes faster than some future version, but as a whole, v7 vastly improved particularly in the schema (multiple tables per file), relationship graph and security model.
I'm fairly sure the slowing speed in importing was a result of changes in indexing with some added features such as maybe faster searches or being able to handle foreign character sets that need more characters than ASCII can support, but I am just guessing. I doubt they made it slower for the sake of making it slower <grin>.
I will concur with you that FileMaker's performance on importing is really poor compared to many other database engines. One reason is that FileMaker rebuilds the index for each record that is imported or deleted. Most other databases import everything and then update the indexes once instead of one time for every record imported/deleted. To do this, the databases have to lock the table during the import/delete, but it sure would be nice if FileMaker would give that option.
FYI, importing speed really improves on FM13 when you import it to the server's documents folder and do a PSOS.