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Tech Tip: New Commands in 4D v6.5 Products
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: | PLATFORM:
Published On: June 4, 1999
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The 4D v6.5 product line adds many new commands to the 4th Dimension programming language. The details on these commands are provided on the 4D Product Line Documentation CD-ROM, in these Adobe Acrobat documents:

4D_65_Upgrade.pdf (Download the PDF file now. Mac~1.8Mb Windows~1.3Mb)


4D_65_Lang_Ref.pdf (HTML version on this site)


4D_InternetCommands.pdf (HTML version on this site)


4D_ODBC_Reference.pdf (HTML version on this site)


4D_Oracle_65_Reference.pdf (HTML version on this site)


4D_Write_65_Lang_Ref.pdf (HTML version on this site)




Here is a list of the new commands:


36 new commands in 4D v6.5 (Download the 'Quick Peeks' PDF file now ~109K)



  • BOOLEAN ARRAY FROM SET
  • CREATE SELECTION FROM ARRAY
  • CREATE SET FROM ARRAY
  • Euro converter
  • EXECUTE ON CLIENT
  • EXPORT DATA
  • Find index key
  • Get database parameter
  • Get edited text
  • GET FORM PROPERTIES
  • GET OBJECT RECT
  • GET REGISTERED CLIENTS
  • HIGHLIGHT RECORDS
  • IMPORT DATA
  • Is new record
  • Is record loaded
  • LOG EVENT
  • LONGINT ARRAY FROM SELECTION
  • MOVE OBJECT
  • Open form window
  • OPEN WEB URL
  • PICT TO GIF
  • Process aborted
  • QUERY WITH ARRAY
  • REGISTER CLIENT
  • Select folder
  • SEND HTML BLOB
  • SEND HTTP REDIRECT
  • SET DATABASE PARAMETER
  • SET HOME PAGE
  • SET HTTP HEADER
  • SET TIMER
  • Test semaphore
  • UNREGISTER CLIENT
  • WEB CACHE STATISTICS
  • Web context

89 commands in 4D Internet Commands plug-in:



  • FTP_Append
  • FTP_Delete
  • FTP_GetDirList
  • FTP_GetFileInfo
  • FTP_GetType
  • FTP_Login
  • FTP_Logout
  • FTP_MacBinary
  • FTP_MakeDir
  • FTP_Progress
  • FTP_Receive
  • FTP_RemoveDir
  • FTP_Rename
  • FTP_Send
  • FTP_SetType
  • FTP_System
  • FTP_VerifyID
  • IT_Decode
  • IT_Encode
  • IT_ErrorText
  • IT_GetPort
  • IT_GetProxy
  • IT_GetTimeOut
  • IT_MacTCPInit
  • IT_MacTCPVer
  • IT_MyTCPAddr
  • IT_Platform
  • IT_SetPort
  • IT_SetProxy
  • IT_SetTimeOut
  • IT_TCPversion
  • IT_Version
  • MSG_Delete
  • MSG_Extract
  • MSG_FindHeader
  • MSG_GetBody
  • MSG_GetHeaders
  • MSG_GetMessage
  • MSG_HasAttach
  • MSG_MessageSize
  • NET_AddrToName
  • NET_Finger
  • NET_NameToAddr
  • NET_Ping
  • NET_Resolve
  • NET_Time
  • POP3_BoxInfo
  • POP3_Delete
  • POP3_Download
  • POP3_GetMessage
  • POP3_GetPrefs
  • POP3_Login
  • POP3_Logout
  • POP3_MsgInfo
  • POP3_MsgLst
  • POP3_MsgLstInfo
  • POP3_Reset
  • POP3_SetPrefs
  • POP3_UIDToNum
  • POP3_VerifyID
  • SMTP_AddHeader
  • SMTP_Attachment
  • SMTP_Bcc
  • SMTP_Body
  • SMTP_Cc
  • SMTP_Clear
  • SMTP_Comments
  • SMTP_Date
  • SMTP_Encrypted
  • SMTP_From
  • SMTP_GetPrefs
  • SMTP_Host
  • SMTP_InReplyTo
  • SMTP_Keywords
  • SMTP_New
  • SMTP_QuickSend
  • SMTP_References
  • SMTP_ReplyTo
  • SMTP_Send
  • SMTP_Sender
  • SMTP_SetPrefs
  • SMTP_Subject
  • SMTP_To
  • TCP_Close
  • TCP_Listen
  • TCP_Open
  • TCP_Receive
  • TCP_Send
  • TCP_State

6 new commands in 4D ODBC plug-in



  • OC GET FOREIGN KEY LIST
  • OC GET TABLE STAT
  • OC GET SPECIAL COLUMN LIST
  • OC GET DRIVER DESC
  • OC CONVERT TO NATIVE
  • OC Is call available
  • 4 new commands in 4D Oracle 6.5 plug-in:
  • OD Describe object
  • OD Execute object
  • OD SET NB MODE
  • OD Get NB mode

60 new commands in 4D Write 6.5 plug-in

(Download the 'All About 4D Write 6.5' PDF file now ~96K)



  • WR ADD STYLESHEET TAB
  • WR ADD TAB
  • WR APPLY STYLESHEET
  • WR Area to Blob
  • WR Area to Picture
  • WR BLOB TO AREA
  • WR Build Preview
  • WR Count
  • WR Create Stylesheet
  • WR DELETE PICTURE IN PAGE
  • WR DELETE SELECTION
  • WR DELETE STYLESHEET
  • WR DELETE STYLESHEET TAB
  • WR DELETE TAB
  • WR Direct Find
  • WR EXECUTE COMMAND
  • WR Find
  • WR GET AREA PROPERTY
  • WR GET COMMAND INFO
  • WR GET CURSOR POSITION
  • WR Get Doc Property
  • WR GET DOCUMENT INFO
  • WR Get Font
  • WR Get Frame
  • WR GET PICTURE IN PAGE INFO
  • WR GET PICTURE SIZE
  • WR GET PARAGRAPHS
  • WR Get Selected Picture
  • WR Get Styled Text
  • WR Get Stylesheet Font
  • WR GET STYLESHEET INFO
  • WR GET STYLESHEET TAB
  • WR Get Stylesheet Text Prop
  • WR GET TAB
  • WR Get Text Property
  • WR GET WORDS
  • WR INSERT PAGE NUMBER
  • WR INSERT PICTURE
  • WR INSERT STYLED TEXT
  • WR LOCK COMMAND
  • WR LOCK DOCUMENT
  • WR ON COMMAND
  • WR PICTURE TO AREA
  • WR Replace
  • WR SELECT PICTURE IN PAGE
  • WR SET AREA PROPERTY
  • WR SET CURSOR POSITION
  • WR SET DOC PROPERTY
  • WR SET DOCUMENT INFO
  • WR SET FONT
  • WR SET FRAME
  • WR SET PICTURE IN PAGE INFO
  • WR SET PICTURE SIZE
  • WR SET STYLESHEET FONT
  • WR SET STYLESHEET INFO
  • WR SET STYLESHEET TAB
  • WR SET STYLESHEET TEXT PROP
  • WR SET TAB
  • WR SET TEXT PROPERTY
  • WR UPDATE STYLESHEET


Note: (The 4D Write command WR AUTO SCROLL has been renamed WR SCROLL TO SELECTION)



Be sure and visit the 4D Version 6.5 Info page for all the current information about this exciting release!