The article which shows how to store objects in Backendless also demonstrated dynamic data table creation. That approach is called “code first” – where the code dictates the database schema. However, a more traditional approach where you create the tables first and then write code which works with them is also supported by our platform. Creating data tables in Backendless is trivially simple. Please follow the instructions below:
- Login to Backendless console, select an app and click the Data icon.
- Locate and click the “plus” button in the lower left corner of the user interface:
- Enter the name of the table in the popup. A name cannot start with a number and cannot contain spaces or special characters. Click Save to create the table.
- Once a table is created, the console will ask you if you would like to define table’s schema. Schema management will be discussed in one of the future posts.