4D component



This tool is a document management module, that makes your 4D server share a common tree structure managed by all users.

It's a sort of multitude of "dropbox" from where you can manage a sub-tree as you wish, as well as store, view, download all types of documents. Photos, pdfs, certificates, programs, whatever you want.

These “boxes” exist at several levels, such as several for the whole database, one per table, one per table record. Protée software's built-in help now uses this module.


The server will maintain a tree structure in a root “ogBox” folder to store all these elements. They are therefore truly "shared folders" from the server where your 4D server runs to all the users on their client workstations. Here is the folder on the server which is "oviBox", with the associated tree structure.


  • Table [Packages] -> [PKG] ; [ALL] common to table ; [pkg]1, 2, 3, … dedicated to records.
  • [ROOT], [IMAGES], … are folders not linked to any tables or records.

It is possible to open several “ogBox” windows, and to leave them open even when the call has been closed. The “ogBoxes” remain active on the “view” open on the tree structure.



Download our documentations and the 4D HDI (How Do I)   folder 4D ogBox


Licensing & Pricing

ogTools has a very simple licensing scheme:

  • € 900 HT per deployment
  • Contact us for source code


From 4D v17










  • Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Windows Server 2012 - Windows Server 2019
    (Latest release of major version is required, such as Windows 8.1, not Windows 8)

Mac OS 

  • macOS Sierra 10.12 - macOS Mojave 10.14
    (Latest release of major version is required, such as 10.12.6)