No, Access supports a separate MaxRows property as well
as the kind of thing you are talking about. The MaxRows
property is not an SQL or Order kind of thing: it just
addresses the mechanics of how data is transferred from
one place to another. 5 rows = 5 rows, content is not
relevant. Dunno what effect this will have on design view.
Another way is to just create an empty database, and link
to that. For a VFP database, it is a simple matter to rename
the folders or use a mapped drive while you are developing.
"Marc" wrote in message
> Thanks for the quick response. I've searched for information on the
> maxrows property and can only seem to figure that it limits the results
> to the first [n] records returned by the query. If that's the case,
> would that mean I need to have an ORDER BY statement and guesstimate
> the rows that might come back (i.e. how many sales transactions would
> occur over how long a relevant sales period would be)?
> With respect to #4, this would be my greatest desire, but it is a 3rd
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> party solution that is what it is.
> To the extent that I can implement #2, I do.
> For #3, how do you determine what fields are indexed in a VFP free
> Pieter Wijnen wrote:
>> 1) set the maxrows returned property
>> 2) make sure to restrict to the data you need via WHERE
>> 3) make sure the WHERE clause uses indexes - if possible
>> 4) Move the big nasty to MSSQL or Oracle
>> using 1) is probably what you want to do
>> "Marc" wrote in message
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>> > I've searched this group for an answer and think I have a sense of the
>> > problem, but I would like to canvas the more knowledgeable among us for
>> > ideas.
>> > Basically, I have created a few Passthrough Queries to pull data from
>> > Visual FoxPro 6.0 free datatables (no stored procedures available) into
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>> > an Access database. However, when I seek to add these queries into the
>> > Query Editor or open up a query with a passthrough query as a source,
>> > it takes forever. My understanding is that Access needs to actually
>> > execute the full passthrough query in order to obtain the field
>> > information for the Editor.
>> > Now, these passthrough queries are to very very large tables (upwards
>> > of a gig) with a ton of records. Is there anyway to speed up Access in
>> > design mode to open up and/or add queries more quickly?
>> > Thanks,
>> > marc
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