More options for object set enterable command

There is a multitude of interfaces and rules to be respected. Often, these constraints are linked to the domains of activity. Obviously, some data can be entered or not by the user. For a field that is not enterable, there are two ways of managing the interface:

  • users can still select and copy its content, for example to add it to a report
  • users are not allowed to copy the field or select its content

To allow you to manage all these interface possibilities, the OBJECT SET ENTERABLE command has been enhanced. As a last parameter, the command now supports an integer. This allows you to have a better control over the focusable property for your field. The possibilities are:

  • 0 – non-enterable, and its content can be selected,
  • 1 – enterable,
  • 2 – non-enterable, and its content cannot be selected.


OBJECT SET ENTERABLE(*; "Input"; obk not enterable)
OBJECT SET ENTERABLE(*; "Input"; obk enterable)
OBJECT SET ENTERABLE(*; "Input"; obk not enterable not focusable)

Of course, you can use the command as before by passing a boolean as a last parameter. Keep in mind that in this case, the focus status for a non-enterable field differs between binary and project mode. You can find the details of all combinations in the documentation.

  • False – non-enterable,
  • True – enterable



For more details, the documentation for the OBJECT SET ENTERABLE command is here.

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.