4LightDataBase
4LightDataBase
6.20160701

3.2

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4LightDataBase6.20160701

04 July 2016

Utility database with integrated office suite (beta).

Overview

4LightData Base is a utility database with integrated word processor, spreadsheet, and drawing. The program can handle large amounts of data using the 4D database engine. It gives access to the engine's Import, Export, Quick Report, Query, and Formula editors which allow manipulation and reporting of the records.

A very good introduction to the editors can be found in the 4D QuickStart Guide. Additionally, word processor, SVG drawing, and spreadsheet features have been added to the database. It is now possible to merge form letters, drawings, and spreadsheets with the database records.

What's new in 4LightDataBase

Version 6.20160701:
  • Compare Fields - allow a field to compare with itself
  • Option click a column to copy or find the clicked value
  • Cross table reports improved
  • Drawing improvements:
    • Text does not require the 'enter' key to accept changes
    • Change default fill opacity from 1% to 0%
    • "Print actual size" uses the picture's object-bounds and prints in higher quality
    • Pasted text area assumes the dimensions of the text

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How would you rate 4LightDataBase app?

5 Reviews of 4LightDataBase

Sampler
09 March 2013
Version: 4.20130307

Most helpful

The problems I reported with the previous version are gone. One minor annoyance is that one must push a button to do just about everything. There's no keyboard shortcut, for example, to add or delete a record. But this is minor. But I look forward to the evolution of this program. I had a lot of experience with 4D in the past, and I appreciate the effort that is going into this app. Somewhat strangely, one of the -help- links take one right to 4D documentation of doubtful relevance (the "CVG" pages.
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Sampler
09 March 2013
Version: 4.20130307
The problems I reported with the previous version are gone. One minor annoyance is that one must push a button to do just about everything. There's no keyboard shortcut, for example, to add or delete a record. But this is minor. But I look forward to the evolution of this program. I had a lot of experience with 4D in the past, and I appreciate the effort that is going into this app. Somewhat strangely, one of the -help- links take one right to 4D documentation of doubtful relevance (the "CVG" pages.
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Sampler
30 December 2012
Version: 4.20121228
It's "beta", but as someone else stated, really "alpha". Simple things don't work. I tried to create a table. Wrote down fields in order, but each new one went to the top of the list and re-order appears impossible. Saving the table with 3 simple fields failed for no good reason that I could see. For a free Mac relational database program with form entry, the Base program in one of the *-Office suites is the only real choice.
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2.5
Jimw
15 December 2012
Version: 4.20121212
This looks like the start of something that could be useful. Right now it seems to have limited functionality and the documentation is weak. Right now this does not seem to be a product that will be useful to the typical user, as it requires knowledge and experience with other databases to figure out how to use it. While not immediately obvious, it is a relational db, something I did not discover until the very end of my 15 minutes of playing with it. While there is a help menu it takes you to a website that only seems to have a vague relationship to this product which it sort of treats as a front end to a full 4d database. For those unfamiliar with 4d, 4d is a high end, really expensive, complicated database for the Mac. It is the same class as Oracle. Previous comments are somewhat correct. An example is that switching out of Design Mode quits the program. While this product has promise, right now it does not seem ready for prime time. However it is a development in progress, given its beta status, which could actually be considered to be alpha by many.
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Ean
11 December 2012
Version: 4.20121206
Super clunky and super buggy.
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Jimw
09 December 2012
Version: 4.20121129
I am sort of confused here. Does this require a 4D database, a quite expensive app? Is only the beta free? If so what does the stable version cost? Why doesn't the link to the developer work so that I can find out more information?
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Free

3.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.5 or later

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