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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere 11 - Changes and Upgrading » What's new in version 10.0.0 » MobiLink » New features


Main MobiLink new features

Enhancements to the MobiLink plug-in for Sybase Central

It is now much easier to set up MobiLink applications by using a wizard to create a synchronization model file. This file contains information you enter about remote and consolidated tables and how to synchronize them. When the model is ready, you can use another wizard to deploy it, which will generate scripts and tables required for the application.

  • Create Synchronization Model wizard   With the new Create Synchronization Model wizard, you can quickly create and deploy MobiLink applications. This wizard can create a remote database or use existing remotes. It automates the creation of synchronization scripts, and can automatically handle download deletes, conflict resolution, and other challenging synchronization issues.

    See Creating models.

  • Model mode   After using the Create Synchronization Model wizard, you can use Model mode to customize your synchronization project before it is deployed. When you are in Model mode, you are working offline. Model mode stores your synchronization model as an XML file.

    See Model mode.

  • Deploy wizard   When your model is customized, you can deploy it using the new Deploy wizard. The Deploy wizard adds the scripts, users, script versions, and so on to the MobiLink system tables on the consolidated database. Any changes you make to the consolidated database cannot be reengineered back to Model mode, although you can deploy the same model multiple times.

    See Deploying models.

  • Admin mode   The MobiLink plug-in as it existed before version 10.0.0 is now called Admin mode. Numerous enhancements have been made to Admin mode to make it easier to use. When you are in Admin mode, you are connected to your consolidated database and making changes live. You can use Admin mode to modify all your MobiLink consolidated databases.

    See Model mode.

Synchronize to any data source

A new feature called direct row handling allows you to synchronize to virtually any data source. For example, you can synchronize to application servers, web servers, web services, text files, Excel spreadsheets, J2ME devices, or an RDBMS that cannot be used as a consolidated database using SQL-based row handling. You must still have a consolidated database to hold MobiLink system tables and data that you want MobiLink to manage. The new data source or sources can be fully integrated into your synchronization process.

The MobiLink server API has been extended to support direct row handling, and two new events have been added. See:

In addition, a new feature called mobile web services provides support for mobile-optimized asynchronous web services that you can integrate with remote applications.

See Mobile web services.

Easier deployment

There is now a Deployment wizard that you can use to deploy the MobiLink server, SQL Anywhere clients, the MobiLink Monitor, and encryption components. The InstallShield merge modules and templates that were provided with previous versions are no longer provided. See: