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From: Ken McInnes <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] database
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 09:21:02 +1000
Apart from using a "User-submitted Database" at RootsWeb, you can get MS
Access to produce all the HTML pages of tables, and an index for you.
This can be useful if the database is static.
So if you are willing to do some more learning and a careful bit of
report writing work in Access, you can automatically "generate" all your
web pages from MS Access.
Once the reports are created, then later, after you update your MS
Access database off-line, you can then regenerate the HTML pages.
See "Adventures in extracting HTML from Microsoft Access" at:
(Note: Whilst the focus of this specific site is on generating "Finding
Aids" from archive databases the techniques can be applied to other
databases, including databases of "Trade Directories".)
Not quite a full database on-line, but as mentioned in the above
website, with careful and consistent webpage filenaming, you can easily
create multiple indexes to your created web pages.
Ringwood North VIC AUS