The Management Information System (MIS)
The Management Information System (MIS) is a powerful feature of the Berkeley Publisher. MIS enables you to store and edit data from your model in a database, making it ready for further analysis.
Saving your data
By using the Management Information System (MIS), you can store data from your model into a database. Currently, you can store all simple data types such as text, long text, number, date, checkbox, combobox, listbox and radio group to the database. Complex data types based on datasets are not supported yet.
In order to store data from your model, you will have to go to the ‘LAYOUT’ menu and choose ‘Management Info’, as seen in the picture below. A window will pop-up in which you can select which data to store and under which name that data should be stored. Take into account that you can only select data from the active node.
Sending the data to a back-end server
The next description is only relevant when you are working on intergrating the management information system in high-end MongoDB projects.
Before you are able to use the database, you will have to set the name and location of your database under ‘Extra > Settings’ in the Webserver (see picture below). Whatever name you provide will be automatically used to create a collection on the monoDB. The mongoDB server must be hosted locally on the same machine as the Berkeley Bridge server, and the url is then always going to be
127.0.0.1 (or localhost). If the mongoDB server has been setup using the default port
27017 there is no need to provide it, otherwise you should add the port to the URL, for e.g:
127.0.0.1:3000 would be correct if you were using port
3000 for the mongo server.