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klawncare Hello,

I am wondering if there is a way to draw information from a database included within the book itself.  In other words, let's say I want to have a book about different types of horses, and I want to dynamically generate pages containing information about different breeds based upon the breed requested by the ebook user.

In other words, when the ebook user chooses the menu option for arabian, I want a template html page to draw information from a database within the book and display the information about arabian horses.

Is there a way to do this?  Is there a way for the ebook user to search the book for this information as opposed to only going through the "selection" process?

Mike Kaufman


Posted on: 11:17 am on June 20, 2002
EBookCompiler I think you could do it with scripts or the API, but I have to wonder whether it would be worth it for this application.

A lot of database packages have web-publishing features or add-ons where they sort of dump your database content into a template.   It would seem to me this kind of solution might be simpler and quicker

So what you do (sorry for vagueness) is you put the horse breeds info in a database program, use the publishing wizard or add-on to generate a set of HTML pages, then compile that into an e-book.   When you need to add more breeds, go back to the database, make the edits, and repeat the publish + compile steps


Posted on: 2:13 am on June 21, 2002

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