What is OpenInsight for Web (O4W)?

OpenInsight for Web (O4W) is a flexible and powerful web development toolkit for OpenInsight.

Don’t limit your application to the desktop! OpenInsight for Web (O4W) is a rapid application development tool that lets you generate responsive forms, reports, and dashboards. Use our GUI drag-and-drop to lay out your forms and then test in both desktop and mobile browser mode. Or use our full-function API to create the most sophisticated web pages.

The O4W Development Toolkit makes it possible for multivalue developers with limited or no HTML/XML/JavaScript experience to develop feature rich web pages. O4W is designed to work the way multivalue developers think, taking advantage of the skills and knowledge they already have. While users with more web development experience can use O4W's advanced features, all developers can create modern web applications (using JavaScript, XHTML, and AJAX) through O4W's APIs and integrated wizards.

Desktop Mobile


Take a test drive of our O4W Examples application.


OpenInsight for Web (O4W) includes the ability to create and modify User, Menus, Forms, Reports, Dashboards and Procedures. In addition, the O4W Toolkit provides the ability to manage an OpenInsight application from a browser interface. This includes maintaining Applications, Tables and Procedures.

O4W Mobile

Applications developed for mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, must use different user interface elements that are easier to view and manipulate on the smaller screens of these devices. O4W will automatically convert most user interface elements to more mobile-appropriate ones when your application indicates that it is in "mobile mode". However, there are additional design changes, and additional API calls, required in your O4W custom stored procedures to fully support the mobile interface. Smartphone and tablet users can view our mobile site at: http://m.revelation.com. You can also try our mobile Pizza Ordering Application.



Browser Compatibility

O4W uses advanced web technologies to deliver an interactive and dynamic web experience. For the best results, users and developers should use the most current versions of their web browser. As of early 2018, these versions are currently:

Chrome 64+, Firefox 58+, Edge 41+, Opera 51+, Safari 5+ (Windows), Safari 11+ (mac)

The minimal suggested versions for full functionality are:

Chrome 63, Firefox 57, Edge 40, IE 11, Opera 51+, Safari 4 (Windows), Safari 10 (mac)

Developers and users may choose to use older versions of their web browser, at the risk of reduced functionality, by changing the version of jQuery that O4W uses. Changing to jQuery 1.12 (or earlier) allows developers and users to support older browsers including:

IE 6-8, Opera 12.1x, Safari 5.1+

Developers who choose to support these older browsers should carefully test any plugins and functionality that their web sites may rely upon.
For Mobile development, the minimal recommended browsers are the stock browser on Android 4.0+ and Safari on iOS7+. For a complete list of supported mobile browsers, please see:


What about existing OpenInsight-based systems?

OpenInsight for Web (O4W) can be used to Web enable existing OpenInsight-based systems, quickly and easily.

Pricing and Support?

OpenInsight for Web (O4W) is included with OpenInsight 9.2 and above Network User License - Server Edition or Web User License - OECGI3/4 and requires a 10 user minimum for OECGI2, OECGI3 and OECGI4.


OpenInsight 10 O4W 2.0 Quick Start Guide

OpenInsight 10 O4W 2.0 Reference Guide

OpenInsight for Web (O4W) 9.3 Quick Start Guide

OpenInsight for Web (O4W) 9.3.1 Reference Guide

OECGI4.EXE Quick Start Guide

OECGI3.EXE Quick Start Guide

OEngineServer Configuration Guide

Building the Mobile Pizza Application

More information?

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