February 27, 1998 — Cupertino, CA — Less than a year after the release of
its major product upgrade, 4th Dimension version 6.0, ACI has engineered a
significantly enhanced version for the entire ACI Product Line – version
The benefits provided by this maintenance release include improved
functionalities and an extremely stable and robust design environment. ACI
Product Line version 6.0.5 is proof of ACI’s commitment to providing
quality development tools to its 7,000-strong developer community. Version
6.0.5 also includes some new features, such as new management of picture
field compression, and a new procedure for converting 4D version 3
applications to 4D version 6.
The success of 4th Dimension version 6.0, released in early 1997, can be
measured by the large proportion of professional developers who have
already upgraded to this new version to build powerful cross-platform
applications. Among the highly acclaimed features of 4th Dimension and 4D
Server v6 are a built-in Web server, a revamped interface, triggers, stored
procedures, a visual, interactive debugger, and an object-based forms
The ACI Product Line stands out in the RDBMS market as an integrated and
fully scalable solution and is comprised of the following products:
4th Dimension 6.0.5
ACI’s flagship RDBMS application, 4D, provides a rhobust GUI, comprehensive
programming language, and multi-platform capabilities.
4D Server 6.0.5
Integrated client/server development and deployment tool for workgroups and
4D Backup 6.0.5
An integrated, transaction-based backup utility that offers programmable
backups, mirroring, log file, and a host of other backup and restore
4D Compiler 6.0.5
A cross-platform, multi-target compiler that generates code adapted to your
machine’s processor (486, Pentium, PPC, 68k)
4D Insider 6.0.5
A code servicing system that provides a complete dictionary of 4D databases
and displays the interdependencies between objects.
4D Productivity plug-ins
Provide a complete cross-platform office automation system within 4th
Dimension and 4D Server applications. These plugins behave as compound
database objects and include the following products:
– 4D Write 6.0.5 — Word processing application
– 4D Draw 6.0.5 — Drawing application
– 4D Calc 6.0.5 — Spreadsheet application
4D Connectivity plug-ins
Allow 4D or 4D Server applications to become front-end clients to SQL
databases. These plugins include the following products:
– 4D SQL Server 6.0.5–Enables connections to MS SQL Server or Sybase SQL
– 4D for ORACLE 6.0.5–Enables connections to ORACLE
– 4D ODBC 6.0.5–Enables generic connections to ODBC-compliant data sources.
– 4D Open 6.0.5–The API for 4D, allowing any foreign client application to
connect to 4D Server.
ODBC Driver for 4D Server 6.0.5 is a driver that allows all Windows-based
applications to connect to 4D Server and execute database tasks.
About ACI US
ACI US, Inc. was founded in 1987 as the US publisher of 4th Dimension and
the 4D product line which has set the relational database standard for over
ten years. In 1995, ACI extended 4th Dimension technology to the Windows
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