Yet another new feature of 4D 2003 is the ability to compile and build your structure file into an application. To compile a database structure, from the Design environment, select "Compiler" to use the Syntax Analyzer to first check your code, then if all is well, click the compile button to create a compiled version of your structure file.
After you have analyzed and compiled your application, you can do two things,
- You can actually run your database in compiled mode. To do so, select "Run Compiled" from the User menu.
- You can build a merged application, by specifying the location of your 4D Engine and then click on the build button.