Fetch data from other sources - for web

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This is an incredibly useful feature that only implemented in mobile, and that I believe that should be implemented in web as well.

Created on 10 May 2017
Comments (2)

Hi Maria,

In web, you have a preparation action that runs server-side which is a logic flow where you can fetch data from the database and other sources. Isn't this what you want?

Hi André.

Not quite, because you can't refresh the preparation action as you refresh the 'Fetch data from other sources' in mobile. When I can use aggregates to fetch data in web preparation actions, it's okay because I can use the 'refresh data' element to refresh the aggregate. However, when I am using actions that return lists, for example, I would like to be able to automatically refresh the data source instead of having to manually fetch the data again, assign it to my local list, etc.