Glossary

Forest Admin allows to handle even the most complex scenarios. The Smart label enables you to implement your own business logic with code, when necessary. Check this page out for more details on all Smart features

Term

Definition

Admin API

The API generated by the Forest Liana to manage all your application data and business operations.

Collection

A set of records having the same type usually stored in the database.

Data Token

A token used to authenticate your requests on your Admin API.

Field

An attribute of a collection.

Forest Liana

The locally-installed plugin that analyzes your data model and generates the Admin API

Forest UI

The web application of Forest Admin, accessible from any browser at https://app.forestadmin.com

Forest UI Schema

A schema of your data model generated by the Forest Liana in order to initialize your Forest UI

FOREST_AUTH_SECRET

A private token - chosen by yourself - used to sign the data token.

FOREST_ENV_SECRET

A private token - given by Forest Admin - used to identify your project environment in Forest Admin.

DATABASE_URL

The path to the database used by your app.

Relationship

A connection between two collections.

Segment

A subset of a collection gathering filtered records.

Smart Action

A button that triggers server-side logic.

Smart Collection

A group of records gathered from different sources and implemented following your business logic.

Smart Field

A field that displays a computed value in your collection

Smart Relationship

A relationship that displays a link to another collection.

Smart Route

A route is simply the mapping between an API endpoint and the business logic behind this endpoint.

Smart View

A custom view you can code using HTML/CSS/JSS to display data in any way you want.

Premium features require a paid plan

Throughout this documentation, we will tell you when a feature isn't available to the (free) Community plan, by displaying a message like this:

This feature requires a Business plan or higher. However, it's free to try in non-production environments.

As mentioned above, all our premium features are free to use in non-production environments. Simply click "Enable and start using for free" and enjoy this premium feature with no limitation on your development and staging environments.

After deploying, you'll be asked to upgrade to a higher plan to continue using this feature.

For an exhaustive comparison between each plan, head over to our pricing page.