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Introducing Backendless Missions - Learn Backendless, Get Rewards
Backendless Missions are the fun, challenging new way to learn app development with the Backendless Platform. Each mission you complete gives you rewards such as Backendless Bucks, experience points (XP), and Achievement badges. With the release of Version 6, you will notice that the Backendless Platform now has three distinct sections: Backend, Frontend, and Missions.…

Introducing The Transactions API

With the Transactions API, Backendless Database can execute multiple database requests grouped into a single transaction. When any one of these grouped database operations fails, the entire transaction is rolled back – meaning any other changes within the same transaction are canceled.

How To Use Functions For Property Extraction And Conversion

Backendless version 5.7.3 released this week including several new features. In this article, we will look at how to use the new database functions to retrieve data derived from the information stored in your database.

How To Include And Exclude Properties From A Response

Backendless release 5.7.3 includes a number of powerful new features. In this article, we will take a look at a new feature for retrieving data from your Backendless Database.

Functions and Examples of Generated Columns

One of the new features we added in Backendless is called “Generated columns”. If you are familiar with Excel and have ever used Excel cell functions, you will understand Backendless Generated columns in no time. In short, it is a special column you can declare in a data table that has a “formula”, or our…

How to Use SQL-Based Search for Data Objects in Backendless Console

As soon as you have data in persistent storage, the question of searching would be one of the first to come up. Indeed, how can you query the backend for data? We considered multiple options and elected to use the most popular one – SQL.

How to Create Data Tables, Columns and Relations by Importing CSV Files

Backendless can create tables when you store object hierarchies from a client application. Also, we described how to manually create data tables using Backendless Console.

How to Use Backendless REST Console to Fetch Your Data

One of the hidden gems packed with features is Backendless REST Console. It is a part of Backendless Console and is located in its own tab on the Data screen. The Console does exactly what it sounds like – lets you run REST requests against your data tables.

How to Load Data Objects From the Server With Sorting

In another Recipe article, we discussed how to load data from the Backendless mbaas server using paging. In fact, data paging is only one of the features available in the data loading API. In this post, we are going to show how to fetch data objects with sorting. The sorting option can be combined with…

How to Create/Save New Data Objects Using REST Console

The REST Console is a part of the Backendless Console. It is a versatile interface that lets you perform a complete CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) set of operations on your data stored in Backendless using the REST interface.