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Introducing The Generated Columns Feature
Backendless version 5.7.3 introduces generated columns, a new feature of the Backendless Database. Using this feature, you can declare a new type of column for which the database calculates the values based on a specified expression. These new columns function much like formulas in your favorite spreadsheet application. When you add a generated column, you…

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 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.

How to Build a Social App Backend With Backendless (Part 1)

There are a lot of social applications around the world, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. If we take a look under the hood, however, we can see they all share pretty standard features. For instance, we can’t imagine an app without the ability to establish relationships between users, or without “likes” and “comments”…

New Release Featuring Logout All Users and Page Size For Related Data

We are excited to announce another new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available today, Release 5.6.2 includes two powerful new features and a variety of bug fixes. Read on to learn more.

How to Delete Objects with REST Console

Backendless provides a powerful and convenient tool for working with Backendless services through REST API (read all about our REST APIs in the documentation here). In case you need to quickly test a REST API’s functionality, another tool may come in handy for you – the Backendless REST Console.

How to Create and Save New Data Objects Using REST Console

Today we are going to demonstrate how to create and save new data objects using the very convenient REST Console in Backendless. The console lets you easily test your REST APIs prior to deployment.

How to Create a Table Schema in One Query

Today, we are going to look at a useful and interesting, but hidden, feature of Backendless. This function will give us the ability to create a multi-column table schema with a single query.

How to Use Console API to Create a Data Table

If you’ve worked with Backendless API for a while, you may occasionally run into a situation where the functionality you’d like to have isn’t readily available. One such function is the programmatic management of your application’s data tables. For instance, you may need to clear up all the data and recreate the table structure with specific columns…

How to Use Aggregate Functions in Backendless

When analyzing data, you may need to know the average salary of all employees, the quantity of goods in stock, the number of individual items in stock, the maximum or minimum cost, and so on. These tasks are easily handled with aggregate functions. Aggregate functions perform calculations using the values in a column in order…