In years past, Pan “apps” were designed with the assumption that either the raw data would be entered directly (manually) or imported from a text file.
But I’d find myself in situations were “Big Data” was held in a MS SQL database and I’d have to pull it out (with something like Razor) to a text file, then import into Panorama for processing. Those extra steps impeded a “Launch and Go” process that could have resulted in a commercial product.
These days I see all this commerce happening on iPad type devices. In another thread, Jim mentioned that someday, Panorama might run on an iPad. If that happens, one could write a better mousetrap.
I’m wondering how those iPad apps transfer out their data - if they do. I see all kinds of situations that could benefit from better categorizations of data - a Resort knowing who rents what rooms, when and what side events the customer attends. Or reports on the most common coffee ordered on what days/day time.
My question - finally - is, for those who have Pan apps that get data from “the outside” - no manually keyed in - how do you do it? Or how do people get data out of iPad type devices if the devices are used just to collect it and that data passed to an analysis suite?
If you do pull data from SQL tables, what do you use for that that can be run/triggered from inside Panorama?