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When to use ODATA and MBO

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Can you tell me in which scenario i need to prefer ODATA and in which need to prefer MBO as for developer prescriptive..please differentiate it..?

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    Posted on May 29, 2013 at 01:14 PM

    From a developer standpoint in the case of odata based mobile applications you need to consume the OData services exposed from NW gateway, you need tp parse the XML (Odata) to show the data in the device. Odata apps can be developed with SUP ( In this case there will not be any development in SUP. SUP will be used only for security purpose )and without SUP.

    Also the developer don't want to bother about what business logic is implemented in SUP to develop the mobile app. These are called Online mobile applications. There will not be any caching of data in CDB of SUP. SO if the requirement is for a native online application means we can go for it.

    The MBO approach is for offline capabilities. There are APIs to perform the operation even the app is offline ( without connectivity ). If the requirement is to develop the app with offline capabilities means we can go for it. From the developer stand point the developer should have the knowledge on the business logic implemented in SUP ( Related keys, sync groups, cache grps etc ) to develop the mobile application.

    Hope this helps you.

    - Midhun VP

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  • Posted on May 29, 2013 at 01:51 PM

    At a high level, I agree with Sumeet and Midhun.

    It should be noted, however, that OData offline support is going to be available in the very near future, so I wouldn't consider this separation to be a permanent consideration.

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