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#1 R L McIlvain

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:28 AM

I upgraded to V8 last week. I have almost 18000 names in the data base. The problem I'm having is incredibly slow search response. It takes at least 4 seconds to page down in the pick list. I use the expanded pick list, since I usually need to see spouses names. I did not have this problem in V7. Accents are turned off. Any suggestions appreciated.
BTW, my old version #7 is still installed. Could this be a problem?

#2 Robert Jacobs

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

I think you can rule out the presence of V7; it might be worthwhile to run a controlled comparison of the search in V7 & V8 to discover exactly the dimensions of the difference. Have as little other software running as possible when you do the timed tests.


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#3 Michael Hannah

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

I use the expanded Picklist a lot, and get almost instantaneous response in V8. Is your Picklist filtered? A complex filter can really slow down the Picklist.
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#4 Terry Reigel

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

R L,

Something strange is going on. I have 23,000 names in my project, and paging down the expanded Picklist, with Accents on, is instantaneous.
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#5 Loni Fuller

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

This happened to me when I switched from TMG 7.04 to TMG 8. Turned out that my Accents had switched from Flags to relationships (i.e. "Is an ancestor or descendant"). Once I fiddled a bit and changed back to having my Accents tied to Flags, everything was OK.

Hopes this helps

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#6 Michael Hannah

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Note that R L McIlvain clearly states that Accents are turned off, so they cannot be the cause, which is why I suspect a filter.
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#7 Loni Fuller

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

Whoops, missed that the accents were turned off...

#8 R L McIlvain

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thank you all for replying.
Under the options tab in the pick list view, there are some options for "Apply accent settings on:' Father;s, mother's and spouses columns. When I cleared these, the problem went away. This happened even with Accents turned off.

#9 Terry Reigel

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:43 AM

Very interesting. I think I see that too, but it's difficult to be sure. With 23,000 names in my database, using Accents based on Flags the Picklist opens and pages almost instantly. Using a pair of "Is and ancestor of..." Accents the opening and paging takes "forever." When I leave those settings in place, but turn off Accents, it seems to be faster, but still slower than with Accents based on Flags.
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