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Hi there,

This may be a daft question but I know absolutely nothing about Dreamweaver and how it can be used.

I have been asked if I could look at transfering some archaeological data which will be a mix of text/images/maps/illustrations etc., that has been saved in Dreamweaver presumeably as html, but I havent seen the data yet, and the guy who has asked me this, knows nothing about the IT aspect of how his data has been recorded, other than the person who did this used Dreamweaver. I am 95% certain that he hasn't used a true database in any form. Surprisingly he hasn't created a website for the data either.

So my question is: as I use web expressions (WE) is it straight forward to import all the Dreamweaver files into WE, or could I find problems at getting at the data?

My object is one of 2 options (and probably favouring the second option) :

1) Add the edited webpages to an existing website

or

2) If the data can easily be copied/pasted into our archaeological mysql database using a php/html form, then possibly do that.

Hopefully you will be able to confirm that I should be able to get at the data in the Dreamweaver files to do this?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and reply to this.

Cheers

Stephen

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html is html regardless of the type/brand of text editor that created it.

To me the hard part will be transferring the data to a database. If I read that correctly. You would need the data stored in some format that delimits each row and column. Spreadsheets can be used and easily transferred to MySQL, as well as plain text from notepad provided you set it up properly.

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Thanks for both replies.
I was a little worried that DW might have additional functionality in addition to the html authoring.
Yes; I am familiar with importing data into Access and Mysql Db's. So hopefully I will find a reasonable method to knock it into the right delimited format.
Thanks Again
Stephen

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Thanks for both replies.
I was a little worried that DW might have additional functionality in addition to the html authoring.
Yes; I am familiar with importing data into Access and Mysql Db's. So hopefully I will find a reasonable method to knock it into the right delimited format.
Thanks Again
Stephen

Well yes DW has additional functionality versus other text editors like notepad or notepad++ and others. Although there are many text editors that offer quite a bit of the tools and fucntionality DW has currently.

You might want to check out Navicat. You said you're familiar with MySQl and databases, so you may already have heard of Navicat, but its an awesome GUI for creating, importing, and managing databases.

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