Geography Search

Certain SQL databases (such as SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL) support a special data type called "Location". If a table has a location field (which contains information about a record's position - latitude and longitude), then you can perform "geography" searches. For example, you can find all records that are within x miles of a certain location, or all records that fall within an area marked by the latitude and longitude of 3 or more points. You can put a Google Map in the Search Part of the Grid to make specifying geography searches easy.

This video shows how you can put a Google Map into the Search Part, and how Alpha Anywhere automatically generates the Portable SQL to query the database. The video demonstrates both "location" and "radius" searches.

Ready. Set. Build!

Start building apps in minutes. Free sample app template included.