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Feature 9: Adding data objects using developer console
January 14, 2015 by markpiller
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Backendless object store provides a very simple, but powerful API for storing, searching, updating or deleting strongly typed (and/or JSON-based) objects. The “feature 1” post showed how to save objects with relations in Backendless using the APIs. In this post I will describe how to add new objects to the tables using Backendless console. This might be helpful if you need to set up some test data, or perhaps enter some static values which are not meant to be entered through the API in an application.

If you do not have a table, you can create it using the console as well (see the how to create data tables using Backendless console post). To add a new object:

  1. Login to Backendless console, select an app and click the Data icon.
  2. Select a table for which you will add an object and click the Add Row button.
  3. Backendless adds a new row (object) and switches it to the editing mode, that is any user-defined columns will turn to text inputs starting with the first one. Enter the data for each editable column (you can ignore objectId, created, updated and ownerId).
  4. Click the pencil icon located at the end of the row on the right side to finalize the object creation.
  5. Once the object is created, the console also displays the system values assigned to it by Backendless such as objectId and the created column.

The screenshot below shows an object added for the restaurant app:add new object - Feature 9: Adding data objects using developer console

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