Monday, September 07, 2009

Managing Datastore in Google App Engine

Working with Google App Engine has its ups and downs - one of which was the ability to delete and manipulate your data in the datastore.

As initially suggested by this excellent reply to a question in Stackoverflow website. The original poster wanted to know if it was possible to delete all the data in the datastore that he had entered for testing purpose. As it turned out, there was no obvious was to run the usual Create/Drop/Delete commands that we're all used to on a normal web application.

So, it was nice to see that Google has finally included the options to browse your datastore from the admin page. This, ofcourse also provides the facilities to create/update/delete.

So, if you have been finding it hard to clean out your data, it should be a breeze with this latest feature addition. Thanks Google for listening to your users.

One last thing that I have been working to address is running into timeout whilst my request is being processed. So, a workaround is to minimize the time/cycle for which my request lasts.

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