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Elemental's Drumbeat 2.0, Part 4

By Scott Clark Oh, say can you ODBC! If you have chosen an ODBC database, you can use the DataForm Wizard to create a search page with which users can search the database live on the Web. This does require the use of Microsoft Internet Information Server, Personal Web Server or an ASP-compatible Web server such as Chili!Soft. Using an ODBC-compliant database means that you'll first create a query using Drumbeat's built-in Query Manager, a wizard-like tool that lets you choose which fields to use, etc. (that part will be done when you are creating your Content Table). Then you'll invoke the DataForm Wizard (See Figure 2) which will guide you through the development process. You can choose which fields to search on, how many results to show in the return set, etc. Then you can further enhance the search page using the other Drumbeat elements. This tool makes it almost too easy to place your database on the Web and make it searchable.
Drumbeat's DataForm Wizard
Figure 2 Drumbeat's DataForm Wizard
So you've got your database on the Web, your pages are dynamic--they look great on your browser at least. How can you be sure that users of other browsers will find it equally appealing? There's no guarantee that your tastes will suit everyone, but Drumbeat's SmartPages will make sure that everyone's browser can appreciate your site. It uses scripting to check for the user's browser type and version, and directs their browser to the appropriate page. Yes, that means that you may have different pages for each browser, but Drumbeat takes the work out of the process...when you publish your pages, Drumbeat automatically generates each of the pages for you.


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