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page content generated from an offline database
is this possible? can someone tell me how?

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Msg#: 394 posted 12:41 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

i'm new here and this is my first post :) hello!
i was hoping that someone could explain to me or point me in the direction of how to automatically generate web page content from an offline database(filemaker). i've had a rough read through my dreamweaver documentation, and found nothing to help(i found a link to a post here(http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum48/38.htm) where mattur mentions "semi-static" sites. i was wondering if matur is here, or if somebody else could please explain how i could do this or where i could learn.
thankyou friendly forum people!

--miss helen

[edited by: heini at 12:50 am (utc) on Mar. 7, 2003]
[edit reason] sorry, helen: no urls here, thanks! [/edit]



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Msg#: 394 posted 12:48 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you can write a script/program in your database to output data to a text file you can use it to generate the web pages for your site.

You can do this by storing the page templates in the database and storing the page content in another table of the database and using this to create pages.

I use the database to generate new pages according to the site template and also if a major site update is needed as it takes a lot less time to just press a button and update all pages on the site (I have to do some manual editing afterwards though.)



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Msg#: 394 posted 1:15 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

great! thanks for the help! so speedy! i'll go and see if i can work that out.

i'm sorry about the url thing :)

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