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Tech Note: Open Data File
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2003.3 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: April 29, 2004

This Technical Note will demonstrate how to programmatically open different 4D data files from within your 4D application. As applications get more and more personal, the data contained in these applications become more personal as well. The need for a personalized database may arise. This Technical Note will focus on how to implement a mechanism to allow a user to move between multiple data files using the same
structure file.

In the database provided with this Technical Note, you will be able to select a data file from a list of available data files and automatically have 4D re-launch with the selected file. The arduous task of quitting out of 4D, locating and manually selecting the data file, and opening the structure file with the selected data file is no longer left to the user. Users will no longer have to ask for instructions on how to open a
different data file with the same structure file.

Download Complete Tech Note & Example: Windows | Mac

Commented by Bill Rynone on February 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM
What the hell are you sending a .sit file for to a Mac!!!!!!!!!! Send a .zip if you have to compress. You know, the compression that you can use RIGHT OUT OF THE FILE MAENU!!!!! ON EEVRY AMC RUNNING OSX!!!!