Developing Business Entities for Progress OpenEdge Data Object Services

This free online course is for experienced ABL Developers who are responsible for creating the server-side business logic for an OpenEdge ABL application.

Product Version: Progress OpenEdge 11.6.SP3    Duration: Equivalent to 4 hours of instructor-led training

Course Description

Progress OpenEdge Data Object Services provide client access to the data for an OpenEdge ABL application. The business logic part of the application includes the application’s Business Entity classes whose instances run in an application server and provide data for the Data Object Services. In this course, you will learn the requirements for developing a Business Entity and how the methods of a Business Entity are used to provide CRUD and submit access to the application data. First, you will create business entities using the New Business Entity wizard in Developer Studio. Then you will learn how you can customize generated code for your application. Finally, you will learn how you can create a Business Entity wrapper for an external procedure so that the procedure can be used to provide access to data by the Data Object Service.

The materials that you receive with this course include a Course Guide, which includes hands-on lab exercises and step-by-step solutions, and a CD with example code and exercise files with solutions.

This course is available as Instructor-Led Training and online with a subscription to the Progress Education Community.

What you will learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

—Generate code for a Business Entity class that includes a single database table.
—Generate code for a Business Entity class that includes multiple database tables.
—Add custom code to a generated Business Entity class.
—Create a Business Entity wrapper class that reuses existing procedural code.


You should already have:

—ABL development experience using:
    • Queries
    • Temp-tables
    • Datasets
—Object-oriented ABL development experience
—Development experience with Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge
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