Using Dreamweaver's database capabilities, you can quickly and easily create web applications that interact with external data sources and scripts to provide dynamic, data-driven web applications. Dreamweaver can create Active Server Pages (ASP), ColdFusion templates, and PHP pages, all in Dreamweaver's visual development environment. This means that you can create dynamic, customized web sites without having to learn a complex scripting language or an entirely new design and development application.
After exploring the Dreamweaver database environment and dynamic site concepts, you'll learn how to create a "recordset" from a database (a "recordset" is simply a selection of data from a database), and how to sort and display recordset content in a web page, complete with "previous" and "next" links. We'll then continue with "drill-down" and search applications, allowing you to move between master and detail record pages, and to display the results of database searches. Moving on from simple display techniques, you'll use Dreamweaver to create an application that inserts, deletes, and updates records in a database, and even populates drop-down lists with information read from a database. Finally, you'll learn how to use Dreamweaver's "server behaviors" to authenticate users, adding login applications and access rights to a site to restrict access to web pages based on information in the database (user names and passwords).
Prerequisite:Prior Dreamweaver workshop, or equivalent knowledge