Data Explorer Embedded in 4D

Data Explorer allows you to view the data in your database. You can choose which fields to display, organize, filter, and sort the data.

With 4D v20, the Data Explorer can be opened in 4D instead of an external browser. Users can access the Data Explorer directly from the toolbar with just one click, saving time and improving productivity.

New icon

A new icon is available in the main toolbar to open the Data Explorer with a single click. 

If you prefer to open the Data Explorer in a browser, you can always hold the “Alt” key on Windows or “Option” on macOS when you click the Data button.
You can also use the menu item: “Record/Data Explorer” or “Record/Data Explorer in the browser”

The shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+D” on Windows and “Cmd+Shift+D” on macOS allows you to open the Data Explorer in 4D. Moreover, to open the Data Explorer in the default browser, you can define your own shortcut.




If you haven’t used the Data Explorer yet, here is an introduction video:


And in this second video, we show you the possibilities with relations:

Join us on the forum to share your feedback on Data Explorer.

Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.