How it Works: LogicNets Basics
LogicNets is a visual design environment and the Designer is where you build. In the Designer you link steps together in strings called logicnets to create a logical path for your application users. Add a step, link it to other steps, and connect your steps together in a group called a logicnet.
A logicnet is similar to a process flow—it is a series of simple steps that you link together to provide a logical process for accomplishing a specific task or objective. You can link, combine, and reuse logicnets.
A logicnet is a group of user-facing or system-specific steps that perform all kinds of actions.
- User-facing Steps: These steps are visible to your application users and we call them form nodes or form-part nodes. They can display images and information as well as ask questions and collect data.
- System-facing Steps: These steps manage the data your application collects, perform calculations, and send emails, for example. They also route users through your application based on user selections or rules you create.
Click here for more information about the different types of steps.
LogicNets frameworks are a collection of logicnets we created to support specific application use cases, and they simplify the work of setting up the basics of any application, including user management and data storage. They allow you to focus on modeling your specific expertise and supporting content, but you can also create an application that doesn’t use frameworks at all.
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You start all of your applications by creating a project. A project folder is where you store all of the parts that go together to make your application, including logicnets, images, documents, data, and layout/styling details. When you are ready to publish your application the system looks in the project folder and publishes all of the application parts from there.