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Tech Tip: How many segments can a 4D database have?
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004.6r2 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: July 25, 2007

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...