Any ideas to speed up calculate field? I know to not use Python if possible

Discussion created by harrybowman on May 21, 2012
Latest reply on May 22, 2012 by mzcoyle
I'm aware of the advice to use VBScript whenever possible, but other than that?
I will be calculating fields repeatedly on about 150 million records. Is it hopeless? Calculating on 5 million took a long time. I figure our hope is to dump out to some other format and use SQL. Dividing the table up into 50 chunks was what my predecessor had to do. Don't want to do that if I don't have to. Coding directly into ArcObjects - would that be enough to speed it up to usable performance?