I have created an application using the 'Employee App Template', which is already connected to a database. I need to connect to a new external database with different data. Would I need to delete the template app's database? If so, how would I do that?

Upon creation of a new external database, would I connect to it using the Service Center?


Hey Jamee,

Would you be talking about it?

Or do you wanna change it in runtime?

Anyway, you can't change the database connection in the model, because the connection string is encrypted.


I just want to connect to an external database, because the default one has data that I don't want. If I connect to a new database, would it override the default one?


Hi Jamee,

The template is just to give you an idea, f.e. there is also dummy data loaded in some screens.

I think the online OutSystems documentation will help you out: https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/10/Extensibility_and_Integration/Integrate_with_an_External_Database

When integrated with the external DB you can add it as a reference and from there use the entities you need.

best of luck!