A Reference Table e-document is typically used to organize and store a large quantity of data that other e-documents often refer to. Reference data can be edited through a GUI table in SOClass Client.
The Reference Table e-document is associated to database tables that do not require GCF properties.
Reference lookup is the mechanism to consult a list of reference data by browsing a particular table of a database. It can be implemented independently from the finder mechanism. In that case, the list of data is pre-loaded in memory either at the start of the SOClass™ Client, or once the Client started, when creating or opening an instance of an e-document implementing a lookup mechanism.
The SOClass team has invented a new reference technology called Advanced Reference (ARef). The idea is to reduce the network traffic between the SOClass Server and the SOClass Client. This is achieved by sending the entire Reference Table only once to the SOClass Client and then transferring only the changes in the reference data afterwards, instead of resending the entire table.
ARef technology is introduced in SOClass version 2.1.18.