Manipulating SQL database data
Adobe AIR 1.0 and later
There are some common tasks that you perform when you’re working
with local SQL databases. These tasks include connecting to a database,
adding data to tables, and retrieving data from tables in a database.
There are also several issues you’ll want to keep in mind while
performing these tasks, such as working with data types and handling
Note that there are also several database tasks that are things
you’ll deal with less frequently, but will often need to do before
you can perform these more common tasks. For example, before you
can connect to a database and retrieve data from a table, you’ll
need to create the database and create the table structure in the
database. Those less-frequent initial setup tasks are discussed
in Creating and modifying a database.
You can choose to perform
database operations asynchronously, meaning the database engine
runs in the background and notifies you when the operation succeeds
or fails by dispatching an event. You can also perform these operations synchronously.
In that case the database operations are performed one after another
and the entire application (including updates to the screen) waits
for the operations to complete before executing other code. For
more information on working in asynchronous or synchronous execution
mode, see Using synchronous and asynchronous database operations.