Administration

Dictionary Configuration

Dictionary Configuration The Dictionary Configuration option within m-Power allows you to control default application options and settings within your data dictionary. Most importantly, Dictionary Configuration allows you to control the Template style (Bootstrap, Sky, or Retro) that is used in your dictionary. Please note that some of the options here only apply to Bootstrap templates. […]

m-Power Data Views

m-Power Data Views   The m-Power Data View is a feature that allows m-Power administrators as well as developers to pre-define queries at the Data Dictionary level. There are a variety of reasons why one would want to to do this, including: Power users, tired of making the same queries/joins regularly, can setup common queries, […]

Quick Navigation

Quick Navigation Included in the April 2015 m-Power update is a new enhancement that allows you to quickly access any settings page in m-Power. In the top-right hand corner of the interface, next to the current developer signed in is now a lightning bolt icon. Inside this pop-up window, is all of the pages you […]

Manage Data within m-Power

Manage Data within m-Power   The Manage Data section of m-Power is a critical component of your m-Power Data Dictionary. This screen controls many facets of data management, including: Registering Existing Tables to m-Power Creating New Tables Uploading Spreadsheet Data Modifying Table & Field attributes (Description, Format Code, etc) Create Logical Fields Add Database Field […]

Encrypted Password in Datasource File

Encrypted Password in Datasource File The Datasource file contains the connectivity information between m-Power and the database, including the user name and password.  For your security m-Power encrypts the password for each connection, this adds security to your development platform by not displaying the passwords in clear text when opening the Datasource file. The encryption […]

Embedded m-Power Database

Embedded m-Power Database m-Power ships with the ability to configure an embedded m-Power database. The purpose of the embedded database is to conveniently store all m-Power related meta-data outside of your licensed database. m-Power meta-data consists of all of the specifications you make (sequencing, record selection, registered fields, synonyms, etc..) while creating m-Power applications. The […]

Create Your Own m-Power Templates

Create Your Own m-Power Templates   Jump to: Deciding to Make a New m-Power Template Testing your Template Registering Templates to m-Power Understanding m-Power Templates Creating the Template Tips and Suggestions for Success Dealing with Run-Time Files Creating a Template Image Packaging your Template Moving to Production Publishing your Template Other Important Notes Deciding to […]

Performance Considerations

Performance Considerations   Jump to: How to Build an Index Retrievals Basic Example Advanced Example Reports Standard Report Templates with Detail Interactive Report Template & Creating Dropdown Lists from the Current Application Standard Report Templates with No Detail / Interactive Report Template Working with Runtime Record Selections Summaries Maintenance Other Things to Consider This document […]

Understanding the Servlet Properties File for m-Power Templates

Understanding the Servlet Properties File for m-Power templates   The Servlet Properties File (also known as the mrc_servlet_config.xml file) is instrumental in controlling how your run-time applications connect to the correct database. This file is a data dictionary specific file, meaning that it is applicable only within the data dictionary you are currently in. This […]

Configuring Tomcat to not Reload for Production Tomcat

Configuring Tomcat to not Reload for Production Tomcat   Your application server, Tomcat, comes with a feature called "Reload". Reload is a must in a development environment. After you compile an application or save an application, Tomcat reloads your changes, making them available to you for testing purposes. The downside of this is that at […]