Greetings, I am still working on trying to port my critical office management system to Pan X. The biggest hurdle currently involves matrices and the speed of refreshing the information in them.
The main screen is a calendar with a column for each day, each having 2 small matrices displaying an action flag on/off, and transaction status flags. The main matrix adjacent displays names for calendar times. The names are done with lookups matching an ID number in an array for that day to a patient info database. In Pan 6 jumping in and out of the calendar to other screens or moving fwd/back for different weeks, the entire calendar redraws so fast it can’t be timed (there are a bunch of other displays in the header and footer, as well). This is on a 7 year old 21" iMac. BTW, opening the 15 database set takes a couple of seconds. In Pan X it takes 20 to 30 seconds before the beach ball stops spinning and everything is open on a sample set of three main files.
When I set up a sample matrix for one day in a Pan X mockup, the refresh is painfully slow. One matrix takes about 6-8 seconds. When I had seven side by side, and tried to space them using the space function, it took so long I went to make popcorn after watching it move them one pixel at a time for 2-3 minutes.
This is unacceptable, of course. I am using the same data and lookup strategy in the matrix frame object that I used in Pan 6. I tried a different way to have a formula do all the calculations and make sets of data arrays to simply display straight down the matrices, but that didn’t speed things up at all.
Am I missing something? Is this how slow the matrices are compared to the old version? Would a new computer help dramatically? Does anyone have any hints on setting up the frame object formulas or something that would make them become lightning fast?
Sorry, I know there are several questions buried in there, but if I can’t get the speed up, I’ll have to stick with Parallels and keep my Pan 6 running until I retire.