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3: RDBMS SOAP REST and other Application APIs
Within the Page Design screen you will notice different design options on the Data Source tab on the left hand side. When you drag and drop fields on to the canvas from a data source, WebMaker will pop up a wizard, to guide you and request additional information about mappings between data sources and page actions and target controllers. WebMaker will assist by linking the data sources to server controllers via page actions and generate appropriate bindings and rules where possible. You can change all this, post generation, to suit your exact requirements. As you complete such operations, WebMaker will start to create a list of data sources that have been used during the page creation process within the Data Sources tab. You can manage the details of the data source information and the mapping information you selected by selecting the appropriate data source item as required. Selecting the Database option will enable you to create a database connection. Once the connection is created you can navigate the various tables and field and drag and drop the schema information onto the Page or Layout Views to create WebMaker Pages. The process of dragging and dropping RDBMS information will also create bindings for field controls and generate default SQL statements within the Controller Rules for database access. The type of SQL statements that are generated will depend on the type of application you are trying to build. For example, reporting type applications may generate SELECT statements, whereas interactive applications may also generate INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements for example.
Proxy Server Settings
When you are accessing remote resources or services from WebMaker, you may need to set proxy information, depending on your installation and network setup. You can locate these settings under the Edit | Preferences | Advanced menu item.
Variables Automatic Data Binding