Sorting a large field of data

David Coker davidocoker at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 21:24:13 EDT 2008


Sure enough, after putting the field into a variable first, it helped a LOT!
Thank you very much, Eric!

>>>without locking the screen....

I'm not I understand exactly *how* to lock the screen before doing my
processing and maybe more importantly, what effect does that have on
performance?

Inquiring minds want to know. (Actually, this inquiring mind wants to
learn for the future!)

Best Regards,
David

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Eric Chatonet
<eric.chatonet at sosmartsoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
>
>  Just a thought:
>  Do you put your field into a variable before sorting it and put it
>  back when processed?
>  I suspect also that you modify permanently data in the field itself,
>  without locking the screen and this might explain a high CPU usage
>  when redrawing.
>
>  Le 9 mars 08 à 10:10, David Coker a écrit :
>
>
>
>  > Hello,
>  > I have an application that I'm working on that requires that I sort a
>  > text field containing in some cases, over 10,000 lines during
>  > processing. While this doesn't seem to big of an issue for a computer
>  > with more robust specifications, it's a bit problematic on those that
>  > are not quite as powerful.
>  >
>  > Even while using "wait 1 with messages", when I begin the sort routine
>  > on my smaller machine, it runs the CPU up to 100 percent and any other
>  > interaction with the program causes the interface elements to
>  > completely white out. Once the sort is finished, CPU goes back and the
>  > interface is ready to use again during the remaining operations.
>  >
>  > Any ideas as to how to make improvements here?
>  >
>  > I'm using Rev 2.5.1 on Win XP
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  > David
>
>  Best regards from Paris,
>  Eric Chatonet.
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