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Lohith G N (aka Kashyapa) has just published a tour of Sesame Data Browser for OData on his blog. He did an excellent job! I strongly advise you to head to his post to learn what Sesame Data Browser has to offer and how to use it.
During MIX11 this week, Pablo Castro, Software Architect in the Data and Modeling Group at Microsoft, gave a talk named "OData Roadmap: Services Powering Next Generation Experiences".
Some time ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Microsoft and Telerik about Sesame. The results are two case studies.
I was impressed by the job done by the interviewers and the editors.
Sesame Data Browser has just been improved with new features.
With the release of Microsoft Codename "Dallas" CTP3 and the features announced in the previous post, it became easier to add support for Dallas to Sesame Data Browser.
The new version of Sesame published today allows you to browse Dallas datasets, as demonstrated below.
Sesame Data Browser has just been updated to offer the following features for OData feeds:
A new version of Sesame has been uploaded. It contains several fixes and adjustments. The fixes concern mainly the filtering row.
This new version also introduces client-side paging, signed bits, and auto-updates.
I'm just back from the OData Roadshow with Douglas Purdy and Jonathan Carter. Paris was the last location of seven cities around the world.
If there was something you wanted to know about OData, that was the place to be!
I have deferred the post about how Sesame is built in favor of publishing a new update.
This new release offers major features such as the ability to quickly filter and sort data, select columns, and create hyperlinks to OData.
Filtering, sorting, selecting
In order to filter data, you just have to use the filter row, which becomes available when you click on the funnel button:
You can then type some text and select an operator:
The data grid will be refreshed immediately after you apply a filter.
It works in the same way for sorting. Clicking on a column will immediately update the query and refresh the grid.
Note that multi-column sorting is possible by using SHIFT-click:
Viewing data is not enough. You can also view and copy the query string that returns that data:
One more thing you can to shape data is to select which columns are displayed. Simply use the Column Chooser and you'll be done:
Again, this will update the data and query string in real time:
Linking to Sesame, linking to OData
The other main feature of this release is the ability to create hyperlinks to Sesame. That's right, you can ask Sesame to give you a link you can display on a webpage, send in an email, or type in a chat session.
You can get a link to a connection:
or to a query:
You'll note that you can also decide to embed Sesame in a webpage...
Here are some sample links created via Sesame:
I'll give more examples in a post to follow.
There are many more minor improvements in this release, but I'll let you find out about them by yourself :-)
Please try Sesame Data Browser now and let me know what you think!
PS: if you use Sesame from the desktop, please use the "Remove this application" command in the context menu of the destkop app and then "Install on desktop" again in your web browser. I'll activate automatic updates with the next release.