Subject Re: [IBO] Another Self Exercise
> I wish I had spare time. I work 7 days a week on my own product!

I wasted 6 months on IB/BDE - since switching to IBO - no
problems. That was a couple of years ago, but I wish I had
switched sooner - now time is spent productivly rather than
trying to fault find.

> I'm trying to learn this stuff and I always take the long road but at the
> end of it I pretty much know it inside out (to my requirements).

I think that was my problem originally. Now my apps are all
IBO native components and everthing is quite happy.

> You said I would be looking at 25 seconds. I hope we can do better than
> that. I did the same thing with InterbaseExpress some time ago and it only
> took 9-10 seconds.

The thing to look at is what does the customer really need
to do in production environment. Some of my bits are slow
still, but they are offset by the rest of the app being

That said, if something in particular is a problem, then it
may need manual tuning. One of my sections inports from a
text dump ( from a Sage Accounting Package ), it takes a
second per 1 record, and so can take a minute when 50 to 60
records come across, but the customer lives with that - the
next step is to print hard copy of each <g>. I know I can
speed it up, but the customer can't see any need to pay me
to do it.

Some things are faster when you ignore the rules, so direct
comparisons may be misleading.

No answers, just encouragement to investigate where your
particular bottlenecks are, but only if you need to <g>

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services