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Set up the Web Administration component

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The WebAdmin internal component has been included in 4D v18 R6. This component is the foundation of many future administration modules. It’s web-based so that you can use it with headless environments. The first published web-based administration module is the Data Explorer, which we’ve explained thoroughly in this blog post.

Let’s see how to set it up.

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Your data live … in a web interface

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As a 4D developer, you may have dreamed of visualizing your data immediately and easily while you update/create it. Or maybe you’re a 4D administrator and you need to quickly find a record that causes an error due to inappropriate data. This has been possible with 4D’s built-in query interface and output form, but it can take time to customize this form and you may need a more responsive tool.

How about a modern and user-friendly web interface to view your data? And for a cherry on the top, what if this interface comes with a powerful query engine? Dream no more! All this is now a reality thanks to Data Explorer, a new tool provided as a Preview for you to evaluate it and give us your feedback.

Of course, it will be enhanced in future versions.

Let’s discover it now!

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4D v18 R6 Beta Starts Today

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v18 R6!

Without further ado, let’s take a look and see what this feature release has in store for you:

 

  • Build advanced web applications with scalable web sessions.
  • Enhance search functionality by turning your iPhone into a barcode scanner, and build ergonomics 4D for iOS apps with many to many relations.
  • Speed up the development process and avoid typos thanks to the display of a function’s prototype and short description in the code editor.
  • Connect your mail transporters with an OAuth 2.0 token for increased security.
  • Use Find and Replace to search for (and replace) data, formulas, or values in the entire sheet or only a specific part, thanks to a new 4D View Pro command.
  • Create 4D Write Pro documents faster and easier thanks to the new toolbar and sidebar enhancements.
  • And much more (see below).
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4D v18 R5 is Here

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We’re thrilled to announce that 4D v18 R5 is now available!

This feature release includes many functionalities you asked for, starting with a CSS preview in the form editor, to the ability to have 4D View Pro in your native language … just to name a few!

Download 4D v18 R5 

Without further ado, here’s an overview of what this feature release has in store for you:

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Help improve the 4D Blog

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2021 has started with us nearing the 500th post of the 4D blog!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’d like to hear your thoughts about the content provided so far.

We’d greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to complete this survey (6 questions only). Your responses will contribute to improving the 4D Blog content to better serve your needs.

Take the survey (6 questions only)

Note: the survey will be closed on January 29th, 2021.

 

 

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Here’s to a prosperous 2021 and many years to come!

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When our company was founded in 1984, nobody could have imagined where we’d be 36 years later … thanks to all of you!

Two years ago, we made a Happy New Year video from all of us in 4D. This year, we’ve decided to give you the spotlight to explain why you’ve continued to prefer 4D all these years. We’ve received more than 40+ quotes that we’ve made available here and put some of them in this video: 

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Latest news about 4D on Silicon

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Since Apple’s first announcement about Silicon, we’ve been keeping you informed through a series of blog posts and this post is no different!

So what’s going on? Well, the first Silicon Macs equipped with the brand new M1 chip are now available on the market. Here are two important pieces of information we need to share with you: