I have lots of dBase tables (Version 5.7 !!!) for which I have to create web pages. It is tedious and lots of typing !!
So I spent a couple of hours "semi-automating" the process - it has already saved me more than the time it took to create the "semi-automation".
It was written in and for Version 5.7 BUT it does work in dB2K
I have no doubt that dB2K already does it (and probably more professionally) but I'm not clever enough to have learned how to use dB2K properly yet - hehehehe !!!
How it works
- Copy two files into the same directory/folder as the table you want to do it for
the files are:-
gen_htm1.prg and gen_htm1.sklYou can down load copies of these two files from gen_htm1.zip
- Do not change
- Do change two or three lines in
Use Internet Explorer (Version 5 +) to open the Web Page produced
Drag the elements anywhere you want them on the page (they will click to a vertical grid)
Now that is smart, aint it !!
Do leave any check boxes ticked - PLEASE
If you do not want any of the Textboxes or TextAreas to appear in the final page, just type
<ignore> in the box concerned
If you want a different title for the data element, type the appropriate HTML string in the
box concerned. For example
<B>Type the TITLE in here</B>
You can try it out on a file
- it is a real one that I generated
When you have done all your shuffling, click on the "S" Submit pushbutton on the top right hand sid of the
That will get you a page that reflects the changes that you did
Save the source of that new page as:-
somethingorother.htmNow you can tweak/tidy up that page
If you look at the source of the
file, you will see that the transformation is carried out in
http://188.8.131.52/testing/gen_form.aspfeel free to use that url for your own use.
If you want a copy of that ASP file, send me your EMail address with a request, and I will send it to you.