Client Database Connections

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In client applications (web and mobile), you can use data-access components to retrieve information from a remote database, and display that information, or perform some logic based on the retrieved values. For instructions on how to configure these connections, see Server Database Connections.

But it is important to understand that these connections will only work during the deployment process. For example, if your mobile application has an MList component connected to a database, during the deployment the data will be retrieved, and added to the resulting application. The retrieved data is installed statically in the application, so the same data is always displayed whenever you run the application later.

If you need to retrieve the data dynamically from a server every time you application is executed, you should consider using a server application instead. See Server Web Application and Server Mobile Application.