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    Why is it that if I make changes to the connection string in the DEmoMobile app it does not save? Changes that are make to the UX components save but everytime I re-open the workspace the app seems to magically re-connect to the Northwind MDb . Should I just create a new workspace and copy all the UX components across?

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    Re: changes to the demo mobile app

    Originally posted by skillbywill View Post
    Why is it that if I make changes to the connection string in the DEmoMobile app it does not save? Changes that are make to the UX components save but everytime I re-open the workspace the app seems to magically re-connect to the Northwind MDb . Should I just create a new workspace and copy all the UX components across?
    Hello Lawrence,

    There is code in the sample application project that is launched on startup that creates the Northwind database connection string. This is part of the setup process to guarantee that you have a connection to the Northwind database. Because connection strings are specified with absolute paths, it's necessary that this is done after the project is installed from the Alpha Anywhere installation folder.

    You can find the code that creates the Northwind connection string in the Control Panel. There is a script called "autoexe" that is run every time the project is opened in Alpha Anywhere. This is a common pattern found in all of our sample applications that allows us to provide you additional information when the project is first opened, as well as add any additional configurations that are required for the application to function.

    To edit the "autoexec" script and remove the code that creates the connection string to the Northwind database, do the following:
    1. On the Web Projects Control Panel, click the "Control Panel" button in the toolbar.
    2. When the Control Panel is opened, click the "Code" tab to show all the user defined xbasic functions, methods, etc.
    3. Right click on "autoexec".
    4. Comment out the line that says "createConnectionStrings()" and save your changes.

    If you don't feel comfortable changing the autoexec script, I suggest you create a new connection string named something else, such as "conn", and modify your components to use the new connection string instead of the Northwind connection string.
    Sarah Mitchell
    Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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      Re: changes to the demo mobile app

      Thank you so much for that information, I will make the changes as you suggested.
      Lawrence Scott