Issue 65813 - GUI freezes while generating form letter files
Summary: GUI freezes while generating form letter files
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-05-27 20:38 UTC by ronnystandtke
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Test case (4.54 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.base)
2006-06-13 22:27 UTC, ronnystandtke
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Description ronnystandtke 2006-05-27 20:38:16 UTC
If you have a large address database and use the mail merge feature to 
generate form letter files (output to disk) the GUI freezes during the 
generation process. It looks like OOo crashed...
It would be better design to do this heavy stuff in another thread than the 
display thread.
Comment 1 christoph.lukasiak 2006-06-06 16:17:46 UTC
change owner
Comment 2 christoph.lukasiak 2006-06-13 12:54:47 UTC
have you the possibility to add such a database to this issue - else: what
database (like in other issue: native oo?) what is large? (how many rows ..)

Comment 3 ronnystandtke 2006-06-13 22:27:22 UTC
Created attachment 37133 [details]
Test case
Comment 4 ronnystandtke 2006-06-13 22:31:56 UTC
Try this databse as a backend for a serial letter. Then go to File -> Print... 
Say "Yes" at the warning dialog, select File output and OK. OOo is frozen for 
about 10 seconds on my machine (2,7 GHz). The missing response looks like a 
Comment 5 christoph.lukasiak 2006-06-20 10:54:38 UTC
i can confirm that such processes can take longer (in this special case i have
not waited 10, but over 5 sec.)  - with such few data this is too long - while
testing this i noticed that serial letter in general (by creating etc.) can get
really slow => this should be improved or as the 'small' solution there should
come a corresponding info message

send further to the requirements team
Comment 6 utomo99 2007-06-26 04:56:03 UTC
can you please try with OOo 2.2 and report the problems if it still exist 
please ? 

Comment 7 ronnystandtke 2007-08-04 13:25:05 UTC
It is still very slow but now I see at least a progress message, thanks.