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I made a file called offering for my church.

It contains 10 text fields, 8 number fields, 40 calculation fields, and so... This file has 540,000 records and its file size is 400mb.

I made empty clone of offering and delete 20 calculation field and import record from original file, offering. Then its file size become 950mb. I do not know why this happen? I thought file size become less than 400mb.

Is any way I can reduce the size of file after importing record?

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Is any way I can reduce the size of file after importing record?

Get rid of indexing where, they hardly have any importance. The issue is probably that unless a record is shown, won't the unstored calcfields in you original file hold values, and becomes compacted by it. You have in the new file stored results of former calc'field I guess??

On the other hand seems 40 calc'fields a bit excessive, which probably can be cured by a more normalized structure, do you users really inspect all 40 calc'fields simultaniously? At least doesn't the normal field vs. calcfield ratio seem, utterly normalized??

Couldn't you upload an empty clone, to prevent us from guessing too much??

--sd

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