BDL 1.31 new features

Features added in 1.31 release of the Genero Business Development Language.


This version of Genero BDL is desupported, use a more recent version of the product.


This page covers only those new features introduced with the Genero BDL version specified in the page title. Check prior new features pages if you migrate from an earlier version. Make sure to also read the upgrade guide corresponding to this Genero version.

Corresponding upgrade guide: BDL 1.31 upgrade guide.

Prior new features guide: BDL 1.30 new features.

Table 1. Core language
Overview Reference
C extensions can be loaded dynamically, no need to re-link runner. See C-Extensions.
The FGL_WIDTH() built-in function computes the number of print columns needed to represent a single or multibyte character. See fgl_width().
Table 2. User interface
Overview Reference
GUI protocol compression for slow networks. This feature is desupported, see Presentation styles changes in V4.00.
Interruption handling with SSH port forwarding - only supported with GDC 1.31! See User interruption handling.
New method ui.Form.setFieldStyle() to set a style for a field. See ui.Form.setFieldStyle.
Improved front-end identification when connecting to GUI client. See GUI front-end connection.
Table 3. SQL databases
Overview Reference
MySQL version 4.1.x is now supported (3.23 is desupported) See Oracle MySQL / MariaDB.
Oracle version 10g is now supported. See Oracle Database.