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It’s pretty easy to have a FileMaker database grow to a very large size when you don’t understand the role of indexing. Of course, this depends on the type of data you are storing and often there may be fields with which you can turn off the index. Knowing when the index of a field must be on is very helpful as well. You will also want to understand the role of the language you choose when it comes to the index of certain fields in FileMaker Pro.