Data load editor

The data load script connects an app to a data source and loads data from the data source into the app. When you have loaded the data it is available to the app for analysis. When you want to create, edit and run a data load script you use the data load editor.

You can edit a script manually, or it can be generated by the data manager. If you need to use complex script statements, you need to edit them manually.

Example of the data load editor.
Data load editor view.

 

A: Toolbar

The toolbar contains the navigation menu, the global menu and other useful commands.

Toolbar options
UI item Description

Navigation menu with options App overview, Data manager, Data model viewer and Open hub.

Open hub is not shown if the hub has been disabled by your administrator.

For more information, see Managing data in the app with Data managerManaging data in the app with Data manager, App overview and Data model viewer.

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Global menu with options Add data, Help and About.

Save Save the script.
Show or hide app information, where you can choose to edit app information or open app options and style your app.
u

Debug the script.

For more information, see Debug the data load script.

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Run the script to load data. The app is automatically saved before loading.

For more information, see Run the script to load data.

h Open and close the Data connections panel.

B: Data connections

In Data connections you create and save shortcuts to the data sources (databases or remote files) you commonly use.

For more information, see Connecting to data sources.

C: Text editor

The text editor is where you edit the script code. Each script line is numbered and the script is color coded by syntax components.

The text editor toolbar contains the following commands:

Text editor options
UI item Description
F

Search and replace text in the script.

Comment/uncomment.
À Indent code.
à Outdent code.
D

Activate syntax help mode. In help mode you can click on a syntax keyword (marked in blue) in the editor to access detailed syntax help.

B Undo the latest change (multiple step undo is possible).
C Redo the latest undo.

For more information, see Edit the data load script.

D: Sections

You can divide your script into sections to make it easier to read and maintain. The sections are executed from top to bottom.

If you have added data using Add data, you will have a data load script section named Auto-generated section that contains the script code required to load the data.

Sections options
UI item Description
P

Create a new script section.

E Delete a section.

For more information, see Organizing the script code.

E: Output

Output displays all messages that are generated during data load.

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