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Work with .xlsx documents using 4D View Pro

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Do you need to open a Microsoft Excel document directly in your 4D View Pro area, or convert a 4D View Pro document to Microsoft Excel format to send it to a customer? It’s now possible! Thanks to this feature, your 4D business applications have taken a further step towards better compatibility with the MS Office environment.

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Data formatters with 4D for iOS

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As promised, with every R-release we’ll be providing you with more 4D for iOS features. 4D v17 R3 includes a new concept allowing you to define specific data types for your fields so the content is displayed with the correct format: Data formatting!

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Write your own methods for objects

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A new command is at your disposal allowing you to use formulas in your code. You can now encapsulate them in objects and call them when needed. There’s no more need to write your code as text. Now you can just pass your formula in your command and that’s it! This is a great addition, since your code isn’t text, you can benefit from Syntax highlighting and all the other advanced functionalities of the code editor!

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Text files from your structure file

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Developing an application is often a very collaborative job, involving many people. In this case, you may want store your development in a source control repository, or have a history of the work done during the day, or send your database to a colleague and see the changes when they’re done working on it.

All of the above scenarios are now possible! Beginning with v17 R3, you can export the .4DB file into multiple text files. This offers you many new possibilities.

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4D V17 R3 Beta starts today

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v17 R3! Let’s take a look and see what this beta release includes:

   

  • 4D for iOS: More features to customize your mobile applications, with data formatters, create your own templates, and the ability to add your own icons.  
  • 4D Write Pro: New commands for complex and beautifully designed documents.
  • 4D View Pro: Import and export Microsoft Excel documents (.xlsx format).
  • More thread-safe 4D commands for even more preemptive processes.
  • Export your structure file in plain text for source control repositories.
  • Write your own methods for objects.
  • And much more (see below).