After the advanced list usage completely covered with 4D v16, 4D v16 R4 reaches a major step toward with 4D View Pro by providing our customers with the first step of our 4D View Pro spreadsheet solution, provided as a preview.
In addition to a new 4D View Pro form object, we have created new commands giving you the possibility to create a new 4D View Pro document, save it on disk or in the database and reopen it. Following our R-release concept, 4D View Pro product will be released by iterative delivery and 4D v16 R4 is the very first iteration.
First, 4D v16 R4 introduces a brand new form object, dedicated to 4D View Pro spreadsheet.
We also added a first set of 4D View Pro commands for the document manipulation:
- VP NEW DOCUMENT to create a new spreadsheet document
- VP EXPORT DOCUMENT to save the document on disk and VP Export to object to save it in the database
- VP IMPORT DOCUMENT and VP IMPORT FROM OBJECT to (re)open a document previously saved
For more details, just give it a try and download our example:
What about my existing documents?
Of course, it will be possible to convert your 4D View existing documents to 4D View Pro. This possibility is not part of 4D v16 R4, but we are already working on it. Stay tuned!
The 4D View Pro spreadsheet implementation is based on a ready-to-use and feature-rich third-party product embedded in 4D that is totally transparent for the developer and the end-user. As a benefit we can take advantage of the power of an existing, feature-rich product, while providing our customers with a high level of integration with 4D.
There are no additional license costs, as it is already covered by 4D View Pro and no additional installation or administration needed.