4D View Pro: Find and replace with code

Sometimes when you initialize a 4D View Pro document, you need to find some values or tags in it and replace them with data issued from 4D. Now it’s a breeze with the VP Find command. Thanks to this command, you can find data, a formula, or a tag and replace it in the entire sheet or only a specific part of it!

Let’s find out how.


Code editor: Write more code in less time!

With 4D 18 R4, we announced the availability of the suggested functions for classes (4D and data model). With 4D v18 R6, we’ve got more great news to simplify and facilitate the writing of code in the editor: The prototype of a function and a short description are displayed in the code editor!

Speed up your development process and avoid typos. Now, information about class functions is displayed in the code editor, helping you to write more in less time while making sure that you’re on the right track!

Let’s find out more!


4D for iOS: Turn your iPhone into a barcode scanner

Nowadays, barcodes and QR codes are everywhere. They make things a lot easier because they save time, increase efficiency, and reduce human errors!

As you’ve probably guessed, the 4D v18 R6 feature release will allow you to go directly to the right view by scanning a barcode or QR code. Let’s delve into the details and discover how this feature will improve the way you can navigate through your apps.


List boxes: Manage clicks in edited cells

As a developer, you’re used to handling events inside form objects. The most common is the on clicked form event which can be used in most objects, including list boxes. In this particular object, clicks can be managed either at the list box level itself or within the column methods.

And starting with 4D v18 R6, the on clicked form event is triggered whether a cell is being edited or not, giving you increased control and improving the interface.


Set up the Web Administration component

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.


Your data live … in a web interface

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!


4D v18 R6 Beta Starts Today

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).