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Frequently Asked Questions: M-Files
Optimizing M-Files Views for Performance
Posted by Sakari Heinonen (M-Files) on 15 March 2019 08:55 AM

1     Overview

This document describes how you can improve M-Files View Performance.

2     Impacted Products and Versions

All supported M-Files versions

3     Symptoms

M-Files views can become slow; here are some tips on how you can attempt improve their performance

4     Cause and Reason

Forming views that are too complicated will degrade their performance

5     Solution / Workaround

- Always limit the view using object type if possible

- Avoid using indirection in grouping (For example project.manager, customer.contact) if possible

- Avoid using look in all versions

- enable "show empty folders" selection

In the Advanced tab of grouping level:

- Use "Do not check object permissions for hiding subfolders"

- Try changing to different algorithms

6     Reference Documents

M-Files manual chapter for views - https://www.m-files.com/user-guide/latest/eng/New_view.html
M-Files
manual chapter for grouping levels- https://www.m-files.com/user-guide/latest/eng/grouping_levels.html

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