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Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

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  • Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

    I am just trying to make a very very simple mobile app but I am getting stuck on where the database is.
    I develop an app. I start with a dbf file in Alpha Anywhere.
    I then go to Web projects.
    I make the UX file.
    I bind it to the dbf file.
    I publish to my Zebrahost.
    I publish to the Phone gap.
    I get the qr code.
    I scan and install the app.
    I open the app and manipulate it. But when I close it and reopen it nothing was saved.
    The database on the Zebrahost was never touched.

    I'm looking to see if my logic is off. Am I missing a major step.

    Other info. I looked on the play store and downloaded AlphaRun. Someone put it there. I installed it and added an URL link. I completely closed out of it and opened it up and my link was still there. My question is does everyone who runs the app get their own database? Is the database on my phone? Or am I using a database on a hosted website and I am the only one using this product?

    Both Questions kinda go together.

    I am kinda just looking for direction.

    Thanks for your time.


  • #2
    Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

    Did you install the Application Server on your machine at Zebrahost, started it and also published the apps to the Application Server and put the DBF files from your local machine to your Zebrahost server [ in the correct place ]. If not then that is the first thing you have todo.

    Regarding Databases SQL or DBF your mobile apps needs to know where the WAS resides.


    • #3
      Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

      Chris read this post


      • #4
        Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

        Yes the Application Server is installed on our hosting at Zebrahost. I have web database websites I use there. I put the database in the folders for the databases on Zebrahost.


        • #5
          Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

          Before you create the phonegap app - if you just open the UX directly in your browser, does the data save there? If not, maybe you don't have a proper alias defined? If so, something might be wrong in the phone gap build?
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          • #6
            Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

            It is interesting you mentioned Alias. I don't think Zebrahost gave me instructions on Aliases. This is my setting [PathAlias.ADB_Path] = c:\a5v12\data. Do you know if that is correct for Zebrahost? I have working web applications using that I believe.


            • #7
              Re: Where is the database for a Alpha Anywhere Mobile App?

              Well, if your web app works using that alias and your mobile app's db is in the same location it should work. Test the UX directly from the browser w/o the PhoneGap build.
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