Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

When we released the .NET backend, it came with native support for different kinds of storage layer: SQL (via Entity Framework), Azure Table Storage and MongoDB. The node.js backend has always supported SQL Azure, and I’ve seen a couple of posts explaining how to expose Azure Table Storage to mobile services clients. I already wrote…


Creating MongoDB-backed tables in Azure Mobile Services with .NET backend

One of the advantages of the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services is that it has out-of-the-box support for multiple data storages, not only SQL Azure. In the node.js runtime you could bypass the SQL operations and use some other storage option (as in this post by Chris Risner for Azure Table Storage), but it’s…

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Add Column

With the latest update, you can now add columns to your tables through the portal.  To add a column to an existing table: – Select your mobile service, and navigate to the data tab – Select one of your tables and go to the columns tab – You will have a new button “Add Column”…


What’s new in Azure Mobile Services 1.6.4247

These are the new features enabled this week: New table format: string id, system properties, conditional retrieval / updates. Check out this post with more information on those changes, and this tutorial for handling database write conflicts. Add new columns to a table directly from the portal Instead of having to submit a request and…

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