Thursday, February 9, 2017

Importing sample text into Appery.io

Web based appery.io has both front-end designer as well as back-end database support for both relational and NoSQL databases. The front-end can be used to create mobile apps, both web and hybrid applications. For creating a simple app to look at data from the back-end, a sample data can be prepared by importing a text files saved as a CSV file.

Appery.io supports importing data files in CSV or JSON formats. In this post you will learn the procedure to import a CSV text file.

The file we are going to import is FFD.CSV saved on the files/folders of the local computer which has been imported recently into other data sources such as MS Access 2016 here and here; SAP SQL Anywhere 17; and Power BI. The data file is created by exporting the data from a Query on SQL Server 2012 using the Export/Import Wizard.

Log in to Appery.io and Click on Databases tab.

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There are already two databases under my account. Click Create new database.

Create new database window appears. Insert name, herein it is Jan8_2017.


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Click Create and the database is created as shown. The database is empty and has no collection.


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Importing a collection: A Collection in Appery.io is like a table in a relational database.
Now we can either create a collection or import one.

Since we are importing the data we click on the link, import a collection.

The Import data screen is displayed as shown. Provide a name for this collection - SQLServerData. Click on Browse... and locate the file FFD.CSV on your computer.


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Click Import.
Data in the FFD.CSV file is now in the appery.io collection in the database Jan8_2017


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Note that some of the letters in the ProductName came with a ? mark as these are not characters in the English language set.

Here is a sample of the data in the FFD.CSV file


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http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2017/02/importing-csv-text-file-into-ms-
access.html
http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2017/02/importing-text-file-into-ms-access.html
http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2017/01/importing-csv-file-into-sapss-sql.html
http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2016/12/report-based-on-text-file-using-power-bi.html

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