How to Add Data to Back4App Database in Android?
Prerequisite: How to Connect Android App with Back4App?
Back4App is an online database providing platform that provides us services with which we can manage the data of our app inside the database. This is a series of 4 articles in which we are going to perform the basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operation with Back4App in Android. We are going to cover the following 4 articles in this series:
- How to Add Data to Back4App Database in Android?
- How to Read Data from Back4App Database in Android?
- How to Update Data in Back4App Database in Android?
- How to Delete Data in Back4App Database in Android?
What we are going to build in this article?
We will be building a simple application in which we will be adding our data to the Back4App database from our Android Application.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Connect your app to Back4App
We have seen connecting our Android app to Back4App in the prerequisite article. So you can check out that article.
Step 3: Adding permissions to the internet in the AndroidManifest.xml file
Navigate to the app > AndroidManifest.xml and add the below code to it.
Step 4: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 5: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Now run your app and see the output of the app. You can get to see your data added in the Back4App console. Navigate to Back4App Console and then in the left navbar. You will get to see an option of courses, click on that option you will get to see the data which is added by you.
Below is the file structure in Android Studio after performing the Add operation:
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