CHAPTER 2

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Setting Up Your Data

The primary purpose of LightSwitch applications is to connect to and work with data. So, to get the most out of the product, it’s vital to understand the intricacies of working with data sources, tables, and fields. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to

  • design tables and attach to existing data;
  • define relationships between tables; and
  • create computed properties and apply business types.

This chapter will describe the start of an application to manage help-desk issues. The intention is to provide an example of a business application that contains sufficient complexity to demonstrate the most prominent features ...

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