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Tech Note: Storing Large Objects as Separate Files on the Hard Drive
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 6.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: April 1, 2000
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One of the obvious reasons why 4D is used is for its database engine. A database engine is a program that makes it possible to manage data.
If a database manages a large number of large objects it might make more sense to store the objects outside of the data file. A table in the database can be used to keep track of each file by storing a corresponding record that holds information about that file.

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