[EpiData-list] File size and program freezing

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Tue Aug 2 16:55:27 CDT 2011

I made a test file with 500 integer fields. (115 KB when empty) This loads without delay in the old EpiData.
It takes about 5 seconds to create in Manager on my MacBook Pro.
It takes about a minute to load in Entryclient and the dreaded colour wheel of death rotates over it (you need to be a Mac user to appreciate that - think of the hourglass turning and turning in Windows). 
Once it is loaded, data entry, field navigation and record navigation are fine. I suspect that it will load the same when it has many records. I'll try that out tomorrow.

On 2011-08-02, Jonathan wrote:

> Hello, 
> I was hoping to get an idea for the size of files people are working with 
> in the new EpiData Manager. 
> I am currently trying to work out issues when I try to open a .epx file. 
> The file is quite large at 60,000 Kb. I don't know if the problem is with 
> Manager being able to handle a file of this size, or if the file contains 
> some sort of corruption. The file is quite important, so any feedback or 
> assistance would be most appreciated.

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