Fun with mobile app remote database access

Greetings LiveCode developers…

This post is for LC devs who are trying to do remote database access from their LiveCode Android apps. If you’re wondering why, for example, the command revOpenDatabase fails unceremoniously in your app, when it works just fine in the IDE, you must make certain that these very important settings are selected in your Standalone settings:

1. You must make these settings under the General tab (click to enlarge):

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 4.18.07 PM

(My database happens to be mySQL, but yours might not be.)

2. And you must make these settings under the Android tab:

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 4.19.18 PM

Hope this saves you some Google-ing time trying to find out what’s wrong.

Happy LiveCode programming,

— WC

 

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