4D 2004 introduces new native ODBC support. As a developer, it is now even easier to pull existing data from an ODBC data source into 4D without the need for any additional plug-ins. Using this new technology, 4D developers can now easily integrate with applications such as Microsoft Excel. Excel proved itself useful in many ways. At the same time, it also has limitation that 4D can overcome. Using the new native ODBC functionality, pulling your data from Excel has never been easier.
The following tech note will illustrate and describe the new native ODBC functionality while providing an example to begin taking external data into your existing 4D application.
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