DataFlex Newsletter October

Dear all,

We have the great pleasure of announcing that the Scandinavian DataFlex Users Conference (SCANDUC) 2023 will be held on March 16-17 at Hotel Scandic Falkoner in Frederiksberg, so remember to mark the calendar already now. We have pushed the date to spring so that it is possible to experience an early spring in Denmark. One of the main points will be the presentation of DataFlex 2023.  In the future, DataAccess will, as far as possible, only use the year as the version number for DataFlex in the final release. This is primarily to avoid confusion with version updates. 

While we wait for DataAccess to lift a sliver of DataFlex 2023, we have collected various libraries for DataFlex 2021 and 2022 from DataAccess to download “Free of Charge”

DataFlex Date & Time Library
DataFlex Printing Library
DataFlex Printer Driver Analyzer

Finally, we would like to quote Allan Greis Eriksen, Chief Developer from Novax A/S – after he had looked carefully at DataFlex version 20.x:

“Something happened with runtime! Specifically, the string variables now are native UTF-8. Super feature! Praise to the fact that the source files also are stored in UTF-8. It makes integration to Git and Azure DevOps nicer. For example, æøåÆØÅ in the comments boxes are still intact – Great that the studio has Dark Theme!”

The next newsletter will come in November where we can hopefully take a closer look at 2023.

FrontIoT ApS

DataFlex Newsletter August

Dear all,

Now summer has come to an end, and for many the holidays are coming to an end. We are back at the office, and we are looking forward to an autumn with lots of good DataFlex projects.

Data Access has released small releases in the summer listed below:

We have now hired our intern Mikkel Vig and he will now be part of our DataFlex team – Welcome to Mikkel 👍

Johan Broddfelt has made a video on request from his faithful viewers – watch it at the following link.

In our next newsletter, we will write about an exciting case story that we are currently working on.

FrontIoT ApS

DataFlex newsletter June

Dear All

EDUC 2022 is over – two canceled EDUC events preceded this event and no one could know if a third cancellation would be necessary. Fortunately, this did not happen and EDUC 2022 was a huge success with a large number of participants and a conference program that, both technically and on a more social level, brought togetherness and presentations of a future-proof super optimized product: the development tool DataFlex.

We, hereby,  bring a collection of photos from EDUC at the following link. Please do not miss Johan Broddfelt’s Flexie At EDUC 22 as one of the last presentations at the conference.

All EDUC presentations have been filmed and will be posted on the DataFlex Learning Center over the next few weeks. Participants at EDUC can log in with Global ID and watch the presentations online for free. It is also possible for non EDUC participants to watch the presentations online for a fee of 50 € per presentation or 150 € for all presentations. We can highly recommend seeing them. As John Hartley, Freedom IT enthusiastically stated after his participation:

I am sure that the enthusiasm and motivation that spread to me over the 2 days the EDUC conference lasted, will over the next few years continue to be contagious across the community and beyond.. 
– John Hartley, Freedom IT and consultant at FrontIoT.  

EDUC 2024 will be held in the city of Split, Croatia. Co-organizer will be Peter Bragg from Care-Data UK. Congratulations! We are already looking forward to it.

Something other than EDUC has happened since our last newsletter – below are releases of DataFlex utilities:

News Release:
DataFlex DataPump:
The latest release of DataPump is 64bit and supports Unicode. DataPump can give DataFlex systems that still run on embedded Database (for new developers it is a database that comes with DataFlex) access to BI tools and Excel or a routine migration of the embedded data to an MSSQL database – Read more here.

Graphic Library for DataFlex 2022: With the graphic library attached to your Workspace, you can view images in many popular formats (BMP, ICO, GIF, JPG, EXF, PNG, TIFF, WMF and EMF) read more about the news at the following link

Do not forget to keep yourself up-to date on:
DataFlex Learning Center
Johans Broddfelts Videos
DataAccess website
FrontIoT’s website

Best regards
FrontIoT ApS

DataFlex Newsletter May

Dear all,

Here’s a spring DataFlex newsletter.

DataFlex 2022 has been released, if you have not already read the news then you can find them here.

If you need to update the DataFlex application to 64 bits, the Structure Padding Helper Tool is a superb tool for use in that process. You can read more about it at the following link.

If you are unable to update to DataFlex 2022 yet, a new build of DataFlex 2021 has just been released. Data Access recommends that you download the 2021 Build.

The countdown to the DataFlex User Conference 2022 is underway.  
The registration for EDUC 2022 has been overwhelming and we are close to being fully booked. We are looking forward to a great conference in Iceland. You can stay updated at the following link.

We are very proud to receive the following quote from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. The quote concerns the Compensations system, which is developed by Sture Aps in DataFlex.
“We would not be where we are today, had it not been for DataFlex. The applications based on DataFlex facilitated the payment for 6,500 recipients totaling DKK 4 billion. This is not only due to fast and competent consultancy, but also an efficient development environment in DataFlex, which has been able to support our wishes for the applications. DataFlex has supported our agile approach in the development work, and we have therefore saved both time and costs. We have ended up with a very satisfactory result of high quality and with very satisfied users”
Head of Division for the Compensations Unit Merete Roos – April 2022

Welcome to Mikkel Vig, who is our intern. He will primarily learn how to develop in DataFlex. We are happy to have you join the team Mikkel :=)

Remember to stay up to date by watching the weekly video with Johan. The current theme is Data Dictionaries, which is examined in detail by Johan in his quirky way.

You can stay informed about EDUC 2022, 2nd – 3rd June on Twitter, #EDUC2022

FrontIoT ApS 

DataFlex newsletter February

Dear all,

We want to start out with a good story, because we have experienced an increasing interest in DataFlex at a time when solutions need to be developed agile without long project meetings. It’s great and we look forward to DataFlex 2022 being released soon.

DataFlex 2022/20.1 Release Candidate
DataFlex 2022 focuses on significant additions to the user interface of Web and Windows applications. New classes with improved functionality in web apps. Right-click on user designed menus and multi-item menus are, among other things, now supported in DataFlex version 2022. You can read more about this here.

New Channel Partner for DataAccess South Pacific.  Welcome to Marco Kuipers and his team in Australia. The company 28 IT has been a DataFlex house for many years. Now they get the opportunity to help grow DataFlex in Australia and the “surrounding area”.  Read more here.

Jakob Kruse from Sture Aps has developed a collection of custom components that implement different web APIs. It is a very useful and smart thing for any DataFlex developer. He has put them out for free usage on Github. THANK YOU to Jacob for his efforts.

European DataFlex conference EDUC 2022 will be held in Iceland. Remember to tick the calendar on June 2nd and 3rd. If you also want to participate in the workshops then tick the two days before of too, 31 May and 1 June. More about EDUC in a later newsletter.

Finally, some useful links about DataFlex:
DataFlex og Casual Conversations
DataFlex Learning page

The next newsletter will deal with DataFlex 2022.

DataFlex Christmas Letter

Dear all

The year is coming to an end, and we had probably all hoped that 2021 would be the year we could put Corona behind us. We were incredibly lucky that we managed to hold SCANDUC with physical attendance. It was a very successful conference with highly technical features provided by Data Access and DataFlex users. PowerPoint shown at the conference can be downloaded here.  Impressions can be seen on this link.

BIG THANKS to Data Access for their help and help in making SCANDUC the success it was.

Data Access has released beta 2 of DataFlex 2022. Beta-2 is “feature complete” and ready to test with your applications. Read about the news on this link or download beta-2 on this.


It may be a good idea to use the Christmas holidays for something useful, which could be, for example, to look at our “How To” DataFlex with a twinkle in the eye :=)

DateTime TimeSpan and Time variable types
Date variable type in DataFlex
String variable type in DataFlex
Real & Number Variable type in DataFlex

All videos about Discovering DataFlex from FrontIoT can be viewed at this link

Finally, we wish you all a happy Christmas and a really happy New Year! Many Christmas Greetings
FrontIoT ApS

Last chance for SCANDUC

Dear Everyone,

We are approaching the SCANDUC conference in Copenhagen on December 2nd and 3rd. We can’t wait to meet you all.

Due to Corona has we cut down on the number of participants at the conference. Therefore, you need to make a quick decision and sign up now to secure a seat. Registration can be done here.

We are continuously following the Corona situation on this link.

Remember, SCANDUC  is a small conference where there is oppertunity to meet with DataFlex enthusiasts across skills and age. SCANDUC provides an opportunity to talk to the team behind DataFlex and hear news from Data Access CEO Chip Casanave.

Agenda a now almost in place so click on the link here  and see what you can look forward to :=)

DataFlex deserves so much praise, you do not get a better Fullstack development tool in 2021!

REMEMBER you can still attend this cozy conference – where professionalism is highly valued but were “hygge” also is important. Therefore, we go to Tivoli  and eat in Grøften on Thursday evening. See you  :=)

Many greetings

Scanduc registration is open

SCANDUC 2021 will be held Thursday-Friday December 2nd and 3rd at Hotel DGI Byen in Copenhagen.

And it is now possible to register for this unique event. We have the pleasure of declaring SCANDUC open for registration.

SCANDUC will be packed with technical presentations of new features in DataFlex presented by the competent team from Data Access. Also look forward to being inspired by other presentations (also for Windows) by us and our customers.

Below a teaser for what’s in store:

  • Upcoming DataFlex 2022
  • Generating SQL statements
  • DHTMLX Chart Control
  • DataFlex Extensions (LibXL, Graphics Library, Gantt Chart, etc.)
  • Cyper Security
  • and more …

You only pay 510€ for 2 days of conference including dinner and entrance to Tivoli on Thursday evening. For more information and prices click here. Migrating to 64-bit and Unicode – Half-Day Workshop on December 1st – the day before SCANDUC – Read more about this workshop here.

Sincerely, the SCANDUC TEAM

Invitation for DataFlex Conference

“Unicode and 64bit developments are good signs going forwards!!”
Quote from a programmer that returned to DataFlex.

Come and get updated on DataFlex version 20.0 and DataFlex Reports. See smart solutions presented by the developers themselves, hear about security & web and get updated on user management.

SCANDUC is back. December 2 and 3 – this time in Copenhagen at incredibly low accommodation prices.

Where? Hotel DGI byen. Tivoli Gardens, The Central Station and many bars are within walking distance of the hotel.

The website is not yet up and running, but we are working to get it updated as soon as possible. In the next newsletter we will have more details in place. The most important thing now is to save the date in your calendar.

We encourage you to write to Charlotte  regarding agenda proposals for the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at SCANDUC.

Many greetings
FrontIoT  Aps

DataFlex Football Pool

Dear All

We start by inviting you to the DataFlex Football Pool in connection with the UEFA Euro 2020 Football Championship edition on 11 June. Data Access has once again organized this fun game that anyone, with or without football comprehension, can participate in. Click on this video  which introduces you to the rules.

DataFlex Styler – new version. Web developers can now generate themes for the  DataFlex  WebApp  Framework with more subtleties than before. It’s no longer just the colors you can choose. In short,  the DataFlex Styler now lives up to its name more, which you can read more about  here. Data Access has also done an online course on how to use the  DataFlex  Styler – click on the following link.

DataFlex Times is a brand-new initiative from a DataFlexer Simon Coyne from Alicante Software which has offices in Spain and the UK. His idea is to create a  DataFlex  platform with news, Blogs, Tips &Amp; Tricks on  DataFlex. Therefore, we encourage all our customers and programmers to sign up for the newsletter located at the bottom of the so that we can create a dynamic forum for the benefit of current and new DataFlex developers.

DataFlex is right now one of the best development tools in the world and it deserves more publicity! Remember to “like”.

Tip of themonth.
FrontIoT learning videosare a great place to start if you are going to learn how to develop in  DataFlex.

Best regards
FrontIoT ApS