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DataFlex 2021 Beta 2 released – get it now!

November 25, 2020

With great excitement, we announce the availability of the Beta 2 release of DataFlex 2021!

The Beta 2 release is an important milestone that signifies the product is “feature complete” and ready for testing with your applications!

To get started with DataFlex 2021:

  • Download DataFlex 2021 Beta 2
  • Read the "What’s New" section of the documentation which includes
    • Step-by-step instructions on everything from initial experimentation through application migration
    • Deep technical detail on using Unicode and 64-bit in DataFlex 2021
  • Share your experience and feedback in the testing forum

About DataFlex 2021 Beta 2

As has been our practice, we will apply the year of the product’s release as its version identifier. In anticipation of releasing what we have been calling DataFlex 2020 early in the coming new year, the final release our 64-Bit, Unicode product will debut as DataFlex 2021.

DataFlex 2021 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 Beta 2 release enables developers to learn, migrate, develop and test the new capabilities - get started now!

For an overview of DataFlex 2021, watch Harm Wibier’s presentation from EDUC 2020. For details about the feature additions delivered in the Beta 2 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 Beta 2 release, which is “feature complete”, is the ideal version to begin converting existing 32-bit DataFlex applications to 64-bit and adopting Unicode in applications. During Beta, we continue to improve various features (both old and new), address bugs and improve the documentation in preparation for full release.

Two "Technology Previews”, two Alpha versions and one Beta version of DataFlex 2020 have been released since the start of the project, and a wealth of 64-bit and Unicode knowledge from early adopters is already available in the Data Access forum.

We look forward to your additional feedback in the testing forum!

2020-11-25 DataFlex 2021 OG image Beta 2