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Democratizing Application Development with Betty Blocks

By : Reinier van Altena
Book Image

Democratizing Application Development with Betty Blocks

By: Reinier van Altena

Overview of this book

This practical guide on no-code development with Betty Blocks will take you through the different features, no-code functionalities, and capabilities of the Betty Blocks platform using real-world use cases. The book will equip you with the tools to develop business apps based on various data models, business processes, and more. You’ll begin with an introduction to the basic concepts of the Betty Blocks no-code platform, such as developing IT solutions on various use cases including reporting apps, data tracking apps, workflows, and business processes. After getting to grips with the basics, you’ll explore advanced concepts such as building powerful applications that impact the business straight away with no-code application development and quickly creating prototypes. The concluding chapters will help you get a solid understanding of rapid application development, building customer portals, building dynamic web apps, drag-and-drop front ends, visual modelling capabilities, and complex data models. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a comprehensive understanding of building your own applications as a citizen developer using the Betty Blocks no-code platform.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Citizen Development
Part 2: First Steps on the Betty Blocks Platform
Part 3: Building Your First Application
Part 4: The Pro-Coder

Delete tasks

Now we’ve completed our first functions of viewing and editing our records, we would also like to be able to delete the data. Therefore, we need to create a Delete form.

We want to show a confirmation dialog by clicking on a Delete button in the data table. To do this, we will first search for a data column (see Figure 9.13), and we’ll drag it to the rightmost part of the data table.When adding the Datatable column component, you will see a wizard where you can select a property.

Here, we’ll click the Add without configuration button, showing our new column in the data table. Let’s search for a Delete record button and drag it in our new data column (see Figure 9.15):

Figure 9.27 – The Delete button to delete a record

Figure 9.27 – The Delete button to delete a record

After dragging this button, a wizard will appear, where we can select our Task model (see Figure 9.28). After selecting this model, click on Save:

Figure 9.28 – Configuring the delete record button

Figure 9.28...