I have written a timer application that performs the following:
Connects to an accounts package and executes a SQL query that returns all of the Sales Orders in the accounts package, the program then loops on the query and inserts all the data into a SQL server 2000 database. Also the program breaks down the data and also performs sorting functions on some of the information.
My problem is that this procedure takes around 1-2 hours to complete one loop of the data. The timer is set to fire 5 seconds after the processing the data has finished. The loop though takes along time to copy and manipulate the data. The amount of records being retrieved is around 2000.
Should the program take this long to process and is there another way of carrying out this procedure.
I am using a TTimer component and a form. The timer is housed on the form and when the timer fires the collecting and processing of the data is performed in the OnTimer Event.
Any ideas on how to improve the performance or the program itself would be greatly appreciated as I am not a genius programmer but am fairly capable.
I am using Delphi 5 Professional, TTimer and TQuery components and a SQL Server 2000 database and also ODBC for connecting to my accounts package.
Thanks in advance