Log In    |    Knowledge Base    |    4D Home
Tech Tip: How many segments can a 4D database have?
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004.6r2 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: July 25, 2007
Your current browser may not allow you to download the asset. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Log In

When your 4D Datafile reaches close to 2GB, it is time to segment your datafile to allow for additional growth. 4D currently allows a maximum of 64 segments (the original segment, plus 63 additional segments) and each segment can grow to 2GB to allow for a 128GB maximum sized database.

In 4D 2004, you have the option to have 4D automatically add segments to your database when needed. To do this, goto 4D Preferences -> Database -> Data Management -> Create new data segment as needed

Here is a screenshot showing a 64 segmented database...