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MI Client & database connectivity


I'm developing an MI based demo application and want to connect to database db2 on the mobile device. In the cilent APIs I could not find anything where I can specify the database or option for using serialization for that matter. Has anybody tried to connect with database? Please guide.


Ravi Sharma

HCL Technologies

SAP Netweaver COE

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  • Posted on Jan 11, 2005 at 03:16 PM

    You can't do it from the API.

    MobileInfrastructure (former MobileEngine) is a <i>framework</i> used for <b>connecting to</b> and <b>extracting data from</b> R/3 backend. There are just two ways to do it - Generic Sync or Smart Sync.

    If you want to do direct database connection, you have to use the Java Platform features, JDBC or what driver you have on the mobile device. Howsoever, this is little wrongly.

    Just curious, what for mobile device you bear in mind? SAPDB and MobileEngine are not designed for PocketPC. 😊)

    Anyway, this is a funny problem, please share your experience about it, when you establish the connection.

    Good luck,


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    • It's true - you may keep your data in whatever format you want - persistance api, text files, serialized form, windows registry, database... it's up to you.

      The Persistance API is an easy-to-use framework specific functionality, and I prefer it.

      If you want to use database, you should use it manually as in each usual java application:

      1) Load the JDBC driver

      2) Establish the connection to the database

      and later you create Statements by this connection.



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