Saving data/settings

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Wed Dec 7 16:44:10 CET 2016


I would check the examples that LC has for db access.  I wound up rolling
my own db library afterward just because I wanted things to be a certain
way, but like I said, it's so easy to use DB's in LC that it's not worth it
not to.  When it comes to building your db structures, take a look at
Valentina.  You can build them on your desktop, then have them included in
the "copy files" with your app.  That would be another way to have default
values included with your app - you would have them set in the db that gets
copied with the app.  Valentina is currently my favorite dbms tool.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> I put everything in a db, and I have default settings coded into the app
> to populate the db.  You don't need Andre's library to use DB's with LC
> (and I do not).  db access in LC is very easy (but that is not to say that
> his library won't make it easier).  In fact, db access in LC is so easy
> that I don't use files or extra stacks for anything.  The only time I do
> use read/write files is when I am sending them to the cloud or retrieving
> them from the cloud.  This is a very effective way to do data transport to
> and from mobile.
>
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:14 AM, pink <nabble at mad.pink> wrote:
>
>> I'm interested in learning how people save data and settings for
>> applications, especially on mobile devices.
>>
>> The method I have been using is to create an invisible data stack and save
>> the data as custom properties. I like this the most because I tend to put
>> most of my data and settings into arrays, and this requires the least
>> amount
>> of steps and no encoding to read and write.
>>
>> Reading and writing to a text file also works, but does require some sort
>> of
>> encoding and decoding to save arrays.
>>
>> I've experimented a little bit with local database files. In particular
>> I've
>> tried Andre Garzia's database library, and Livecloud's local database,
>> both
>> of which are pretty nice.
>>
>> I'm curious what everyone else uses, and what do you think are the pros
>> and
>> cons of different methods?
>>
>>
>>
>>
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On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."


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