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  1. Hello, Application log can keep trace of user operations and can be used to debug some issues. Using database records is not enough fast in my experience, but using either a global field or a variable is not a solution in case of an application crash because data will not be saved. A possible solution could be using this plugin to write logs to local log file directly. My questions are: Will that be fast enough when used intensively to log script instructions and user operations ? Is the file opened and closed for each write instruction (so that writing are committed, otherwise it will not be useful in case of an application crash) ? Thanks
  2. I have heard that tabs on the a layout can really impact performance when using WebDirect as all the info in each tab has to be rendered even when the tab isn't displayed (correct?). How about when using the client? Is this the case with the FM application? Do many tabs with, say portals on them, impact performance in the same way? Or are those tabs only rendered when selected using the client application?
  3. When FileMaker sorts records it happens on the client machine. Consequently, sorting can be a very painful process for users over a slow connection to a database. In this article we show a very fast way in which records can be presented to the user in descending creation order, without sorting delays... Read the Full Article Here…
  4. Hello. I have an a solution with some web direct layyouts for my customer. In On Open file script, when customer enter the layout will create a global variable $$Loginname and after that on all layouts they should see only their records related to the $$Loginname. Right now i use a portal with filter Customer = $$Loginname. Question: What is faster? List view with script on enter that will find related records or portal with filter. Really the problem is that my customer have a big latency( because they live in Russia, and my server in China) and when they scroll portal there always an a processing bar in center of browser. Or you have other options? Thank you.
  5. Hi I tested the EasySync demo files on my FM Server and iPad and the time taken to download the 106 pre-installed records is a mere 10 seconds which is great. I then moved on to a full integration into my FM solution, a Patient Management System for Aesthetic Clinics. There are 60 tables ranging in size from 10 fields up to 874 fields although the majority fall below 150 fields per table. Approx 50 tables require sync capability. Once I had completed the EasySync integration I set the sync into motion having added a single Patient record in my Patient table. The sync took a staggering 33 minutes. To try and identify why the sync was taking so long I deleted the ES_ table occurrences for all but 5 of my tables in both the hosted and mobile solutions. The subsequent sync time, again with a single new record came down to just over 2 mintues. My final test was to remove the ES_ table occurrences for all but my Patient table. The same test as above reduced the sync time to 18 seconds for a single record. Does this behaviour sound familiar to anyone else, and if so, is there a way of addressing it? EasySync looks like the answer to all of my sync problems, but if each sync is going to take upwards of half an hour once the full integration is restored, unfortunately it isn't going to be a workable solution. Thanks in advance for your help, Neil
  6. FMP 12 Server Advanced running on a PC server. Solution runs beautifully in FMP on my Mac and through IWP in Safari on my Mac. Near instant responses. However, when I access IWP through IE on my PC it takes almost a minute per page to load. It seems to be having trouble with the images in my layout, but they are small (just custom buttons) and they don't seem to cache. The speed does not improve after initial loads. UPDATE: Actually, I tested removing the images and it did not help. The IWP login page even loads slow on the PC only?!? Any help would be appreciated. Launch date approaches.
  7. Prague, CZ -- December 5, 2011 -- 24U Software announces an immediate availability of 24U FM Bench Detective 1.0.2 for FileMaker Pro 11. 24U FM Bench Detective is an open solution designed to help FileMaker developers easily add precise benchmarking to their solution. With the help of this tool developers can measure performance of their scripts, calculations, and other parts of their solutions, and optimize them for better performance. FM Bench Detective is a free part of the new product being developed by 24U to address the need for optimizing performance of not only FileMaker solutions but also companies using them. What's new in version 1.0.2: - Internal global variables renamed to prevent naming conflicts - Timestamps are now logged in the host's time rather then client's time to ensure consistency - 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.1.2 now correctly returns local time instead of always returning GMT+2 24U FM Bench Detective lets FileMaker developers: - Precisely measure execution time of their scripts and calculations - Quickly add measuring code to any existing solution - Store all measurements in a simple FileMaker database for further processing - Differentiate collected data by username, IP address, or software/hardware configuration - Use a single point to control benchmarking level or completely disable benchmarking Use 24U FM Bench Detective to better understand your code There is no magical solution that will take your code and optimize it. It's still you, the developer, who's responsible for the quality and performance of your solutions. But it's difficult to intelligently decide how to implement whatever feature you are thinking of just now if you don't know what to expect from the technology you're using. 24U FM Bench Detective lets you easily measure your code execution time with microsecond precision, so that you exactly understand which operations take longer to process. Only that way you can base your decisions on true knowledge instead of guessing. Since the first version of 24U FM Bench Detective has been released, many FileMake developers started to optimize their solutions. Steve Sanders commented on the 24U FM Bench Detective's website: "I keep track of my Custom Functions in a database. When a Custom Function is revised, I compare some “Sample In” results to previous “Sample out” results to see if I have caused an error during the revision. I also want to compare the execute times to the previous revision. That lets me know if I have optimized or slowed down the Custom Function. I used to use “Extra Suites” on the Mac for this but it was very cumbersome as I had to find and remove my own overhead. I could only get an approximate overhead value. FM Bench will be ideal to re-implement this in a clean manner." Serious developers have always cared about the performance of their solutions. But it took them too much effort to actually measure the performance of everything so they did that mostly only when issues appeared. 24U FM Bench Detective makes developers' dreams come true. Now you can base your decision on exact measurements and it does not take more than just a few clicks to add the measuring code to your solution. 24U FM Bench Detective 1.0.2 is immediately available for download from the 24U FM Bench website upon free registration. More info: http://FMBench.com/detective This announcement is intentionally brief to not bother members of this mailing list who are not interested in detailed information. To read complete Press Releases, please visit the following page: http://www.24usoftware.com/pr 24U Software offers solutions for people, not for computers! -- HOnza Koudelka Software Division Manager, 24U s.r.o. FileMaker 8 Certified Developer FileMaker Business Alliance Member mailto:sales@24usoftware.com http://www.24usoftware.com ###
  8. What is the optimal setup for hard drives, RAM, processors to maximize performance for a growing database running on FM Server 11 and FM Pro 11? We will have about 20 onsite clients, 10 VPN clients and 5-10 iPad clients maximally for the next few years. We are sticking with Mac and looking at either a top end mac mini server or investing bigger in a mac pro tower. We are running on a mac pro tower purchased 2 years ago and seeing serious dragging during busy work days. we have 2.66 GHz Quadcore with 6 GB ram. solid state hard drives worth it? how much RAM is too much? is it worth buying the top end 12 core "westmere" processors? We can afford to go there but I would prefer to use our money on database customization and enhancements. Should we stick with our existing machine and juice up the RAM and add a faster hard drive? Any perspectives or advice welcome.