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Access forms refresh very slow

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Nicolae Fieraru, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Nicolae Fieraru

    Nicolae Fieraru
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    Hi All,

    I have a database with 300 records. There are some OLE images embedded into
    the database and the size of it is 45MB

    The database is split in front end and back end.
    I have a few questions.

    1. I would like to know what is the size of the OLE objects that I have in
    the database. At this moment I am not sure if the user introduced resized
    images or very large images in the database. I believe that the images are
    BMP with a size of 200x150 pixels and the average size is around 117KB.
    Since 300 x 117KB = 35MB, I expect there are the right images included
    (small ones).
    2.When I open a form based on a query in continuous mode and I list about 3
    images, it takes about 1...7 seconds for the form to appear or to refresh
    the information (I use a 1.7GHz computer with 512MB RAM and 64MB video
    card). About the same time it takes to display records in a single view form
    when the query contains all the records.
    I wonder if this is "normal", because for me it feels awfuly slow. If I open
    the query, it opens it immediately - it is slow when it displays the
    continuous form with the images.
    3. Is there anything I can do do make the database faster?

    I had to choose OLE for the images because I need to display different
    images based on queries in my reports

    Regards,
    Nicolae
     
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  3. [MVP] S.Clark

    [MVP] S.Clark
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    1. Copy & Paste the image to Paint. Save it. Check the filesize??
    2. How about hiding the images until the user clicks a button to view.
    3. Yeah, remove the images from the database. Store a text string of the
    path and filename, instead.

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    "Nicolae Fieraru" <nospam@please.com> wrote in message
    news:ut4bZ5V6FHA.1000@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I have a database with 300 records. There are some OLE images embedded
    > into the database and the size of it is 45MB
    >
    > The database is split in front end and back end.
    > I have a few questions.
    >
    > 1. I would like to know what is the size of the OLE objects that I have in
    > the database. At this moment I am not sure if the user introduced resized
    > images or very large images in the database. I believe that the images are
    > BMP with a size of 200x150 pixels and the average size is around 117KB.
    > Since 300 x 117KB = 35MB, I expect there are the right images included
    > (small ones).
    > 2.When I open a form based on a query in continuous mode and I list about
    > 3 images, it takes about 1...7 seconds for the form to appear or to
    > refresh the information (I use a 1.7GHz computer with 512MB RAM and 64MB
    > video card). About the same time it takes to display records in a single
    > view form when the query contains all the records.
    > I wonder if this is "normal", because for me it feels awfuly slow. If I
    > open the query, it opens it immediately - it is slow when it displays the
    > continuous form with the images.
    > 3. Is there anything I can do do make the database faster?
    >
    > I had to choose OLE for the images because I need to display different
    > images based on queries in my reports
    >
    > Regards,
    > Nicolae
    >
    >
    >
     
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