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Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

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  • #16
    Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

    What database error are you getting... the nasty "Operation must use an updateable query"?

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    • #17
      Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

      Just reading through this and having just figured out the PG stuff - it sounds like your DB and server are on your home machine and not accessible through the internet, so pointing your URL to C:drive/ any folder will not work.
      If I misread that, read on.
      If your just "testing" you can put your login UX on an a5w page and access it via any device, it will behave about the same and certainly for simple testing of login and what not.
      So here has been my experience - like David said make sure your UX is set to always allowed, similar to any login page or component you cannot access it if it's behind the wall.

      Think about a PG app like this - and this is a pretty east way to move about any web app using session vars to PG create your LOGIN UX (first panel) create a menu button client side visible set to dialogIsLoggedin = true in a control bar or a panel header.
      Next make panel card 2 and put some buttons in it to move to other panels - the click action of the MENU will move to panel card 2 exposing the buttons.
      Put existing components (set to allways allowed as well) into the other panels and delay render till visible - this will fire an ajax callback setting your session vars to filter your records by the user or whatever when the panel comes into view.

      Again, this is a simple approach but works. The main idea being - set components to allways allowed because once the UX logs you in the "server" is not handling security the UX is - at least thats my understanding. In fact if you use an embedded component that is set to requires login you'll get kicked to your to your preset page in your security settings.

      Lastly, again - if your your still building your app why not build it as a web app first? If your looking to use the phones hardware or PG plugins obviously they wouldn't work - but just to build basic functionality you could test in a browser first.
      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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      • #18
        Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

        I don't think he's pointing his URL to his C:/drive. He's published to his C:/drive... and confirmed it's correct.

        He's getting a database error... which means he's getting through... but not onto the database. Because he's using Access, this is a kind of a standard issue. I'd like confirmation of the error though.

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        • #19
          Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

          When you say make the UX is set to always allowed. Where do you go to make that setting? I don't see anything in properties or doing a right click on the component file.

          Thanks
          Mike Reed
          Phoenix, AZ

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          • #20
            Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

            Yes right click on component go to component security - always allowed
            NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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            • #21
              Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

              You said you're getting a database error... what's the error?

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              • #22
                Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

                Originally posted by Davidk View Post
                You said you're getting a database error... what's the error?
                I was getting the "Operation must use updateable query". After I changed the URL (I realised I misspelled something), no errors show up anymore, but the database still isn't connecting.

                I made an ajax callback button to see to test if the call is being made, and since nothing is alerting me, its not making any callbacks.

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                • #23
                  Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

                  Originally posted by Davidk View Post
                  You said you're getting a database error... what's the error?
                  Hi David,

                  I fixed the issue this morning. I'm not entirely sure why, but once I switched to a MySQL server, the app works fine now. Didn't change anything else regarding PG such as ajax URL.

                  Thank you again for the help.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

                    Good to hear. Just to finish this off... the issue you were having was because you were attempting write access to an Access database in the MDBFiles folder of your Alpha Install.

                    Normally, when you set up a database somewhere, you ensure its security allows read/write access... whether it's the actual database or a folder it's in.

                    To use the Northwind Access database you need to change the security of the MDBFiles folder... giving Users read/write access. If you don't... you get the "Operation must use an updateable query". Since Microsoft built all the pieces involved here (OS, Database, and Driver) of course they're going to give you message that will send you in a completely wrong direction.

                    Anyway, switching to MySQL took your read/write issue out of the equation... and it all worked because everything else you had set up was ok.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Connection between DB and Phone when deploying with phonegap?

                      of course they're going to give you message that will send you in a completely wrong direction.
                      T-shirt material - lol
                      btw - your thoroughness is outstanding! Thank you for your insight.
                      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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