Access remotely to data/database

rflorencio
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Hi,

I wanted to allow my customers, when purchasing standalone software, to view certain data, such as sales and expense reports, from a tablet or smartphone.
What is the best way to do this, create an asp.net app and sync the data with a cloud database, but what is the best service to do it Azure or otherwise.
Or configure Windows server so that you can remotely access the same asp.net app locally?
best regards
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There are a few options available to you, and only you can decide what will suit your needs the best. What I would do is the following:

  • Create an Azure database
  • Use a Web API to connect to the data

Using a Web API will allow you to reach a wide range of clients such as browsers and mobile devices. Have a look at REST APIs with .NET and C#. Here are some more tutorials on creating Web APIs:

Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API
Create Simple Web API In ASP.NET MVC
Tutorial: Create a web API with ASP.NET Core

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