Understanding Data Modification and Persistence in Xano
In this meeting, the State Changers discuss the behavior of publishing back to variables or databases. They clarify that when changing data in memory, it only affects the variables and does not update the database table. This allows for faster changes as it doesn't require immediate database updates. They use an analogy of writing on a notepad, where changes can be made without immediately storing them in a binder. The decision of how to record or memorialize the changes for the long term becomes a separate concern. They confirm that modifying a variable is purely ephemeral until the decision to record it to a file, Redis, database, or return it to the front end is made. The meeting concludes with the participants agreeing to turn their attention back to Tiana and her progress.