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I seem to have a relatively large OF database. I say this because behavior, especially on my iPod Touch, can be very sluggish at times. In order to keep things as quick as possible I archive my completed tasks on a regular basis.

Now I've noticed that whenever I open the archive, it can be VERY sluggish to find what I'm looking for. Searching for a string inevitably starts the colorful wheel spinning for a while.

I have a number of repeated maintenance projects and tasks that I perform and mark as completed every day and every week. I really don't need a record of these items in the archive, and I bet it's all of these completed maintenance items that really slow down work when I'm in the archive.

I was afraid that deleting these items would be as sluggish as a search, but I did some deletion yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the wait was tolerable. Of course, the best way to ensure that I delete as many of the unnecessary items as possible is to perform a string search, and that's when sluggishness rears its ugly head.

I was wondering if anyone else has large archives that they have to prune? Does anybody have any ideas how to prune effectively and as rapidly as possible?

Any thoughts appreciated!

Matthew
 
 


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