After reading this article you will know:
- What the Back Office is
- What the Back Office is used for in your application
- What functionality and features the Back Office contains
The Back Office is used to manage the data of an applications. It is intended for use by internal application users only. Because the Back Office is built and designed largely by us, it will speed up the process of creating an application. Every application that is built on the Betty Blocks platform has a Back Office.
Within the Back Office, it is possible to create tables for models created in the Data Model. These tables are called Grids. Grids can do many things, they can create, update or completely delete data from the application. Grids also allow data imports and exports, this makes it possible to transfer data from and to other applications. Grids make it easier to view the data of your model. By creating filters on the Grid you can see exactly the data that you want to see.
Grids are not the only thing that can be displayed in the Back Office. Pages can be used for everything that grids cannot do. These pages can use a URL to display a webpage in an Iframe within the Back Office. This can come in very handy if you want to display data in other ways then a table. If you want to know more about grids and pages then this article might be for you: What are views in the Back Office
When using multiple views a way to keep them in the same place might be useful, this is where the Back Office Sidebar comes in. This sidebar shows all the views within sections, with these sections views can be grouped together to keep your Back Office extra organized. The Back Office Sidebar does not only offer organized views but can also show you information about your profile, downloads, and imports. More information about the Back Office Sidebar can be found in this article: Sidebar Reference