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  • Blog Post: Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

    When we released the .NET backend, it came with native support for different kinds of storage layer: SQL (via Entity Framework), Azure Table Storage and MongoDB. The node.js backend has always supported SQL Azure, and I've seen a couple of posts explaining how to expose Azure Table Storage to mobile...
  • Blog Post: Enabling paging (with total count) for tables with custom read scripts in the node.js runtime

    Quick post today. When we want to display a large number of rows from a table to the user, it’s often impractical to load all of the data at once. Loading it all may strain the device memory, or it may not even be possible to request all of the rows at once (the node.js runtime has a hard limit of 1000...
  • Blog Post: Creating MongoDB-backed tables in Azure Mobile Services with .NET backend

    One of the advantages of the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services is that it has out-of-the-box support for multiple data storages, not only SQL Azure. In the node.js runtime you could bypass the SQL operations and use some other storage option (as in this post by Chris Risner for Azure Table Storage...
  • Blog Post: Add Column

    With the latest update, you can now add columns to your tables through the portal. To add a column to an existing table: - Select your mobile service, and navigate to the data tab - Select one of your tables and go to the columns tab - You will have a new button "Add Column" in your toolbar...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Azure Mobile Services 1.6.4247

    These are the new features enabled this week: New table format: string id, system properties, conditional retrieval / updates. Check out this post with more information on those changes, and this tutorial for handling database write conflicts. Add new columns to a table directly from...
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