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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » MobiLink - Getting Started » MobiLink technology » MobiLink synchronization


MobiLink application development options

MobiLink provides a variety of ways to develop an application. You can use these methods alone or in combination.

  • Create Synchronization Model Wizard   The wizard walks you through the development of your application. You start with a central database that has schema, and you can create remote databases and the scripts needed for synchronization. The wizard can also create shadow tables on your consolidated database to handle things like download deletes. When the wizard completes, you can further customize the model. There is a Deploy Synchronization Model Wizard that creates databases and tables, updates the MobiLink system tables, and creates scripts that run MobiLink utilities.

    Once you have deployed a MobiLink model, if you have further customizations to it you can still make changes using one of the methods described below.

  • Sybase Central   The MobiLink 12 plug-in for Sybase Central enables you to update all the elements of your MobiLink application.

  • System procedures   When you set up a central database to operate as a consolidated database, system objects are created that are used by MobiLink synchronization. These include MobiLink system tables, where the server side of your MobiLink application is largely stored. They also include system procedures and utilities that you can use to insert MobiLink scripts into your MobiLink system tables, register remote users, and so on.

  • Direct manipulation of MobiLink system tables   Advanced users may want to add, delete, and update data in the MobiLink system tables directly. Doing so requires an advanced understanding of how MobiLink works.

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