The category list is used to classify a contact. The
Contact.Category_id refers to an item on this list.
There are several methods of getting a category list:
- Raw SQL
- Typed list providers
- Generic list providers
- CategoryRows object
All list objects in the NetServer services API have a common interface. They can be accessed or modified using a ListAgent or an MDOAgent. The MDO agent provides a generic mechanism for reading lists. The List agent provides a strongly types API that is simpler to program with.
Explore the options and select the most appropriate method for your application. Consider using the CategoryCache.