Speed Test

If the database file is stored on a server (or another computer on the network) then slowness of HICSOAP could be due to slowness of the network and/or the server. Computer systems are complicated so it's frequently hard to know if it's a server and network issue, a problem with the database, or the HICSOAP software itself that is the cause of the slowness. To help with the diagnosis, there is a built-in network speed test. The test reads and writes a test file to the local hard drive and compares that speed to doing the same thing on the server, i.e. the location of your database. 

Here is an example speed test result

Here is how to interpret the results. 

So for the example speed test shown above, the relative speed of 20x slower than local access means that the speed of the network and the server will most likely prevent HICSOAP from working well.

Possible causes of excessive slowness are obvious ones like slow or overloaded networking equipment (switches, routers, etc), bad or faulty network cable, and an old, slow, or overworked server. In addition, misconfigured or aggressive security software on the server could be interfering with HICSOAP read and write operations.

To solve this, consider these approaches