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Define offlline settings for the selected application. Offline support enables client applications to access back-end data without requiring a connection. When offline, applications access data from an offline store on the client. The server moves data between the back end and the client offline store.

Context

Note Does not apply to Agentry applications.
The offline back-end connection settings determine how the server creates the initial offline store database on the client, and how the server processes requests for updates from the back end. You define offline back-end connection settings for an application by importing a configuration file prepared by a developer. You cannot update the settings using Management Cockpit. If you need to adjust any settings, you can export the file and make the updates, then remove the current configuration and re-import the file. You should only make updates to this file in collaboration with the developer. For more information on the format of the configuration file, see the Development documentation, in the Native OData Application Development section:
  • iOS: see Developing iOS Offline OData Applications
  • Android: see Developing Android Offline OData Applications.

Procedure

  1. From the Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Applications Next navigation step Offline End of the navigation path.
  2. Select the back-end connection you want to configure offline settings for and click Import Settings, then browse to select a configuration file. Only INI type files can be imported.

    The connection state changes to Configured and the connection settings display in Connections Details. The Defining Requests tab displays information on how the server processes requests from the back end. You may want to collaborate with the developer to update some of these settings if you are experiencing performance problems with offline data. The Client Indexes tab displays information about the indexes created on the offline store client database.

  3. Click Save.

    When the application goes offline for the first time, the offline store is created on the client.

    If you need to remove the current configuration in order to re-import a new configuration, select the connection name and click Remove Settings. The connection state changes to Not Configured.