The Data Explorer allows you to view and manage the data you are persisting on the platform for your game. A new Game Data Service was launched in January 2018. What you can do in Data Explorer depends upon when you created your game relative to that launch date:
- If your game was created after the Game Data Service was launched, then you won't be able to create Mongo Runtime collections for persisting data on the platform for your game. You must use instead the Game Data Service to create custom Data Types - see Data Type Explorer for details.
- If you open an existing game that was created before the Game Data Service was launched or if you copy the Snapshot of a game that you created before the Game Data Service was launched into a new game, then you will be able to create Mongo Runtime collections - see NoSQL Explorer for details.
Managing Data Persistence? For general guidelines and best practices to help you in deciding how to organize and manage data persistence on the GameSparks platform for your game, please review the Managing Data Persistence tutorial.