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New Release: DataFlex 2020 Alpha 2

June 10, 2020

With great excitement, we announce the availability of the Alpha 2 release of DataFlex 2020!

DataFlex 2020 allows developers to build 64-bit and 32-bit applications in the Studio and to use and integrate Unicode - the global standard for character data. The Alpha 2 release enables developers to learn, migrate, develop and test the new capabilities - get started now!

For an overview of DataFlex 2020, watch Harm Wibier’s “DataFlex 2020" presentation from EDUC 2020. For the latest feature additions delivered in the Alpha 2 release since the Alpha 1 release, see this forum post

While considerable investment has been made in the "continuity" for which DataFlex is well known, some changes are required to take advantage of both 64-bit and Unicode. The Alpha 2 release, which includes most planned features and enhancements, is the ideal version to begin converting existing 32-bit DataFlex applications to 64-bit and adopting Unicode in applications.

Two "Technology Previews” and the Alpha 1 version of DataFlex 2020 have been released between November and April and a wealth of 64-bit and Unicode knowledge from early adopters is already available in the Data Access forum.

To get started:

  • Download DataFlex 2020 Alpha 2
  •  Read the "What’s New" section of the documentation which includes...
    • Step-by-step instructions on everything from initial experimentation though application migration
    • Deep technical detail on using Unicode and 64-bit in DataFlex 2020
  • Share your experience and feedback in the testing forum