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Altova MobileTogether Designer

This tutorial describes key features of a DB-based design (screenshot below). The SQLite DB is a catalog of books. The design does the following:

 

displays the (book) records, together with images of the book covers

enables the records to be edited (including the modification of cover images in the DB)

enables new records (including cover images) to be added

enables the DB to be searched and the search results to be displayed

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The tutorial files

The files for this tutorial are located in your (My) Documents MobileTogether folder: MobileTogetherDesignerExamples\Tutorials\Databases.

 

The SQLite database that contains the book records: Books.sqlite

The design file: Books.mtd

 

You can copy these files to any folder, open the design file in MobileTogether Designer, and run simulations in MobileTogether Designer.

 

Tutorial structure

This tutorial is organized into the following sections:

 

Page Sources: DB and Persistent

Controlling Visibility

Images in the DB

Editing Records

Adding Records

 

Video demos of how to build a DB-based app

The Altova website provides the following video demos that show how to build a DB-based app:

 

Building a database-driven app: How to connect to a DB and query it, how to retrieve DB records, and how to present DB data in the form of tables

Working with databases, Part 2: Adds the following functionality: how to query, view, and edit DB records

Working with databases, Part 3: Lets users upload images, resize images, and save the edited images; plus, more use of tables and other controls

Working with databases, Part 4: Adds functionality for record creation and deletion, and for data validation

Working with databases, Part 5: Shows how to filter results without calls to the backend. Also: how to save XQuery functions for increased efficiency

 

 

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