Define new data types and access your Airkit data
The data builder has two primary functions: to create custom app objects and access data you’ve saved in Airkit. Creating a custom app object helps you clearly define the structure of your data, and it serves to be a new data type declaration. Once you create an app object you can save data to Airkit using a connection with the app object serving as the data definition.
Creating custom data types
There are 3 different types of objects you can add: app, place, or schedule. Place and schedule objects are specifically designed to work with our mapping and scheduling components. App objects are user defined objects, which are a composite of any number of primitive types or other custom defined app objects. App objects serve as custom data types that you can use through your app building process, and creating them can help build out and scaffold forms inside our web canvas. You can add any one of these by going click on the plus button at the top of the tree.
Accessing your data stored in Airkit
In order to save data, you’ll need to build a connection with the object-service step type. For more information, checkout the connection builder documentation and checkout our lesson on how to build a connection.
Once you’ve saved data, click on one of your objects in the tree to see all the data associated with that object. You can select on any given cell to modify data, and you can scroll to the last row to add new data to this.