problem with locate method

Hello.
I'm having memory problems when using the locate method. I'm using an
IBTable(Interbase). I've also tried with IBDataSet. The problem is the same.
The strange thing is that it depends on the tables I use...
When I do the following code:

FrmDados.Tabela_Amostra.active:=TRUE;
existe:=FrmDados.Tabela_Amostra.locate('chave_carta_fk;num_amostra',VarArray
Of([car.chave_carta,namo]),[]);

the memory allocated increases a lot (sometimes 3 times more; I'm checking
the memory with GetHeapStatus.TotalAllocated).
But when I run this code:

FrmDados.Tabela_Pesagem.active:=TRUE;
existe:=FrmDados.Tabela_pesagem.locate('chave_amostra_fk;n',VarArrayOf([chav
e_a,pes.N]),[]);

the memory sometimes decreases!!!! The tables are not the same, but the
second table has more records than the first!
Can anyone give me some tips on how to avoid this memory problem?
Thanks

Goncalo

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kretzschmarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
o yes,
use a query and a whereclause

meikl ;-)
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kretzschmarCommented:
if you do not want a query,
then supply the table with indexes on the to locate fields

meikl ;-)
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VSFCommented:
A locate should be that last thing to be used in order not to increase the memory usage!
U should also take a look at IBSQL component in order to execute a query with a minimum overhead!

Espero q tenha ajudado! (Vi o português no nome das suas tabelas).

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dMaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
please use a Query and use anytime an index in your tables ! ... idexes are everytime very usefull :)

sample for an query :
SELECT * FROM (tablename) WHERE (FIELDNAME)=:PARAM

in your params you have to declare an parameter names PARAM

in code :
query.params('PARAM').As(Integer , string ,blob) := (you variable) ;
query.execute;

thet's all :)
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