Max number of columns in a datagrid?
gcanyon at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 21:46:24 EST 2018
I don't remember what-all he did with it, but FileMaker proved to be
remarkably resilient pretty much no matter what he threw at it. The one
limitation back then was that a given file couldn't be more than 32MB(!).
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 4:38 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Geoff Canyon wrote:
> > It's not relevant to the current discussion, but waaaay back when, I
> > worked with a guy who had created some monster spreadsheets in Excel
> > with something like 9,000 columns. It was working, but it was
> > incredibly slow -- this was running on 68k Macs. Not expecting
> > success, I suggested he give FileMaker a shot. He did, and amazingly,
> > not only did it happily handle database definitions with 9,000 fields,
> > it was not just faster than Excel, it was actually speedy. It had zero
> > problems, and he built out the entirety of his solution that way.
> Did he create a layout in FileMaker with 9,000 fields?
> If he had I suspect it would expose the root of the issue as being not
> so much about internal handling of the data, but about rendering it all.
> One more reason to remember that spreadsheets are not databases. Very
> different tools with very different feature focuses and tradeoffs.
> Richard Gaskin
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