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Tech Tip: Transferring data to client machines
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004.4 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: October 30, 2006

It is possible to use a specific folder for transferring any customized elements (resource files, text documents, XML reference files, etc.) from the server to the client machines.

This folder, named Extras, must simply be placed next to the structure file.

4D Server automatically manages the modifications made to this folder and only transfers what is necessary. In addition, the contents of the folder are compressed in order to optimize network copying time.

Note: Avoid transferring very large volumes of data since, in this case, the duration of the connection initialization phase for client machines could be significantly increased.

On the client machine side, the Extras folder is downloaded to the same location as the other structure elements, i.e.:

System Location of folders downloaded to the client machine

- On Mac OS {Disk}:Users:User Name:Library:Application Support:4D:

- On Windows 2000 {Disk}:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data
- On Windows XP \4D\DatabaseName_Address\Extras