Welcome to the site of the (Visual) DataFlex Structure Viewer, a free third party tool, especially designed for DataFlex developers. This tool was first build in 1999 and presented at the developers conference in Miami.
If you are not familiar with DataFlex (DF), it is an advanced software tool for building world class business solutions, mostly database based. More information about DataFlex can be found at www.dataaccess.com.
The DataFlex framework relies heavily on well designed database relationships. Joins on database tables are automatically performed if database relationships are properly set up. To get an insight in the working of complex database applications this tool could add value information about the underlying system. Undesigned ‘diamond relationships’ (though supported by DataFlex) can be made visible within minutes.
It first need to scan the workspace environment. When all relationships have been scanned the DataFlex Structure Viewer can produce a graphical overview of your underlying system. The result provides an editable vector-based view, so you can modify the layout after the initial scan. The diagram can be stored as picture, especially helpful for documenting your system.
You will need a DF Development license to run the program. The tool can scan older versions of DataFlex as well as all (registered) DataFlex workspaces. DF Structure Viewer is completely written in DataFlex and makes use of some third party activex components. For accurate results, you must have the complete source code available.
For downloading you need to use your Data Access Global Account ID
In order to serve relations better, Data Access uses a system that is called “Data Access Global Account”. Anyone interested in Data Access’ products can create an account. This account can be used to download software, register for events, and in future many other things.
If you have registered for something in the past, or have an eNews account your email will probably be known in the new Data Access Global Account system already. In that case, if you sign up for Data Access Global Account for the first time, you will be asked to enter a password (which will not be stored in the system itself) and add details, as you feel comfortable to share with us.
After signing up, you will receive an email with a link to activate your Data Access Global Account.