Since the delivery of 4D v18, a series of blog posts on how to convert and develop with project databases have been published. What about components? This blog post answers that question.
Development and deployment
Don’t forget, as explained in the blog post on the architecture of project databases, the equivalent of the structure file (.4db) is the “Project” folder. You simply add your component in a “Component” folder next to the Project folder.
Mix project and binary databases?
If you convert your binary database to a project, you don’t need to convert all of your components to projects, too. Like a binary database (.4db), a project database can load both project and binary components.
So you can easily convert your databases and components, one by one.
You have two new database parameters at your disposal to let you to determine:
- if the host database is a project
$isProject:=Get database parameter(Is host database a project)
- if the current database is a project
$isProject:=Get database parameter(Is current database a project)