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4D Interpreted Desktop

4D Interpreted Desktop lets you deploy stand-alone, single user interpreted 4D applications on an unlimited number of machines.

“Interpreted” is similar to “compiled” in that 4D software is embedded in your application, so your users won’t need a copy of 4D on their computer to run the application. But unlike compiled applications, the source code is not protected from view. If you want to distribute compiled applications, you will need to upgrade to 4D Developer Professional.


Included in 4D Interpreted Desktop

• SQL database engine

• Interpreted application support

4D Unlimited Desktop

4D Unlimited Desktop lets you deploy stand-alone single user compiled or interpreted 4D applications on an unlimited number of machines.

4D Unlimited Desktop allows you to deploy compiled versions of your 4D applications to users. Your users will not need a copy of 4D on their computer to run these applications. Deployment licenses for office productivity applications 4D Write and 4D View are also included in 4D Unlimited Desktop.


Included in 4D Unlimited Desktop

• SQL database engine

• Supports both compiled and interpreted applications

Find and Replace

Take advantage of this powerful application-wide search and replace tool. You can automatically rename or prefix variables, project methods and forms.


Truly Global Tools
Up through 4D 2004 you had to use 4D Insider to perform an application-wide search and replace. That’s changed as of 4D v11 SQL. Our new search and replace tools are truly global in scope.

More Searching Power

We’ve significantly expanded the ways you can run your searches, including:


• Multi-criteria search: you can set up to 3 criteria (object type, object name, modification date)

SQL Pass-through

Communicate natively with external data sources.

Interpreted Components

Build code libraries or applications and make them reusable via drag and drop.

Maintenance & Security Center

A toolset for 4D database monitoring, maintenance, optimization, and backups. Can be run manually or automatically.

4D provides an integrated Maintenance and Security Center (MSC) that makes running and managing your databases much simpler and easier.


Database administrators (and, if you wish, users) now have access to a fully functional graphic toolset for 4D database maintenance, optimization, and backups.


4DLink in XML

Easily automate connections with your 4D applications using 4DLink files in XML format.