[QODBC-Desktop] Delete Operation Very Slow in DataFlex
Posted by Juliet (QODBC Support) on 03 June 2010 07:31 AM

Troubleshooting: Delete Operation Very Slow in DataFlex

Problem Description

      I have an 800MB DataFlex table with several million records and I am trying to delete them all. What I need is an empty version of the table and since FlexODBC doesn't support table creation I am trying to delete the records in a copy of the table. I used the C++ Demo program with the query "DELETE FROM mytablename" which ran for about 15 hours after which only about 100,000 records had been deleted. Using the VB Demo program and MS Access yield similar results. The database is on my local machine which is a Dual Core machine with 1GB of RAM. Why is this operation so slow and is there anything I can do to speed it up?


     If I were to delete all the records in a big table one by one in a DataFlex program it would also take forever. You should be using the DataFlex DFFILE utility or the Visual DataFlex Database Builder utility to create new tables.

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