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How to Build a Game Skill for Amazon Alexa Using Codeless
In a previous article (Developing a Custom Skill for an Alexa Game), we showed you how to build a custom Alexa skill using Backendless and our Amazon Alexa Skill SDK. Now, we are going to show how to make the same game using our Codeless feature - in other words - without any coding! You…

How to add objects with relations using REST Console

In another post, we described how to save data objects using REST Console. The same interface allows to save objects with related data – it is strictly a matter of formatting the request body. Consider the following two data table schemas: Restaurant table schema:

How to use REST Console to delete objects

Backendless REST Console is a tool capable of driving REST queries against Data Service. It is useful when you need to validate a REST command or for testing and diagnostics purposes. REST Console is available in a dedicated tab on the Data screen of Backendless Console. In another post, we wrote about how to load…

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. Another Recipe article described how to use the REST Console to perform search queries (that’s the…

How to create relationships between data objects and geopoints

In another post, we described how to declare a relationship in a data table schema with a geopoint. Now that you know how to create a table column which contains one or more geopoints, we are going to show how to populate it with data. If you follow the aforementioned post and add a table…

How to declare a relationship between a data table and geopoint(s)

Data objects in Backendless can be connected to related properties not only in other tables, but also with Geopoints. These relationships may be declared programmatically or using Backendless Console. In this post, we will review the process of declaring a Data-to-Geo relationship in a data table schema. Once a relationship is declared, you can do…

How to configure the default value for a data table column

As data objects are being saved or updated with the API requests some properties of the objects may not have a value assigned to them. It may be necessary that for those properties a default value is assigned. This is identical to how relational databases may have a default value for a column. Configuring a…

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. Let’s review how fetching your data (AKA…

How to assign column types during data import

In another post, we described a feature where you can import data to Backendless using CSV files. In that post, we used CSV files that already had the data type defined for each column. For example:

How to validate data object properties with regular expressions

When saving or updating a data object in a persistent storage, it is often necessary to make sure a property follows a particular data format. For instance, properties like email address, a US phone number, a bank account number, a URL and many others may be validated with regex (a regular expression). Backendless makes it…