Reference data overview

Workflow management solutions routinely require the storage of solution-specific custom data. This data is known as reference data in Mobilengine terminology, and is stored in relational reference tables in the Mobilengine Cloud. Reference tables are synchronized to the mobile devices as required, and thus can be accessed even when the device is offline.

The structure - the number and name of the columns, and the allowed data type of their values - of a reference table is determined by a reference table declaration file or schema. An XML-based declarative language has been developed to define reference table schema. When you create and upload a schema to the Mobilengine Cloud (using the MEBT), an empty instance of the reference table is automatically generated on the server. For details on creating and populating reference table instances that declaration files generate, see the next section of this page.

All elements in reference table schema are in the namespace.