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12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

(OP)
I recently imported a 12,000-record contact database from
an old dBase application into Exchange Server5.5/Outlook2000
public contact folder.  I finally figured out how to import
and use the custom fields and designed and assigned a
custom form, but "Find" and "Advanced Find" functions are
MUCH TOO SLOW!

They take one minute and forty seconds to perform a
search.  I tried various settings such as unchecking
the "search all text" box in the regular "Find" window pane
and choosing different fields to search under the "Advanced
Find" window, but each time it takes approximately one
minute and forty seconds to search.

This is unacceptably slow for my requirements.  Is there a
way to "index" records in the Exchange database?  Is there
any way to make these searches go faster?  Or is my contact
database just too large?  Do I have to break it up into
several smaller folders?  Seems to me that Exchange is a
pretty weak corporate contact management system if a 12,000-
record database clogs it up...  My old dBase-based 16-bit
flat-file application returned searches in a few seconds.

Thanks for the help!


--  Aaron Cutchin
--  LAN Administrator, BJG

RE: 12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

I would start out with running Performance Optimizer first of all.

We have about 20.000 contacts and it works fine...

Regards

Lars

RE: 12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

(OP)
When you say it works fine, do you mean that you have the 20,000 contacts in a single public folder and that it searches through them in less than 10 seconds?

Thanks again for the info.

--  Aaron

RE: 12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

Sorry for the delay,

yes, we do have them in a single folder, and the response time is acceptable = less than 10 sec...

regards

Lars

RE: 12,000-record Exchange contact folder TOO SLOW! Too large?

You should run Exchange optimiser after each major change to the database - this is a MAJOR change!!!

Zel
zel@zelandakh.co.uk

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