Data Read Previous

Block Information

Available in: Page Flow and Cloud Flow

Toolbox Category: Data - Read

Block Type: Regular

Data Read Previous is a regular block that initiates reading of the previous page of records from a database table.

The block consists of the following (from top to bottom):


  • This block only functions if a previous database read, using a Data Read or a Data Read Next block, for the same table and dataset, was initiated and completed.

  • The same database Query with input parameters and Per Page values that were provided with the Data Read block will be used here.

  • This block initiates the database read, which will occur in the background. To track the status and to take an action upon completion of the read, use the Data Status block.

  • To access the records after a successful read, see Data Record Count, Data Record Loop, Data Record at Index blocks.

Usage Example

NOTE: Please refer to the prerequisite information shown here before seeing the example.

The image below shows an example of the Data Read Previous block.

Here is a summary of the above example:

  • The Mouse/Keyboard Action block is used to handle a button click.

  • When the button is clicked, the Data Read Previous block is used to initiate a read for the next page.

  • The Data Status block is used to track the status of the read and upon success, the do something function is invoked.

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