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Reporting w/CD

I'm trying to build a web where I can upload reports (financial information). Is CD a good choice, I had never done a web page before.

If you know a better choice pls let me know.

Jose C. Hernandez
Monday, April 26, 2004

Very good choice. Once set up, CityDesk is very convenient to use. The psycho treshold is so low that one actually does update one's website instead of pushing the task further and further down the todo list.

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas
Monday, April 26, 2004

Patrick's comment above matters more than most people realise. If people enjoy setting up new pages, you'l get more new pages. This is true even when the people involved are just you.

That said, it would help to know what sort of information you will use (PDFs? .CSV files? 29-field record sets dumped into an Access database?) and whether you already have a way of getting the information in.

David Walker
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

I think CD is easy to learn. There is one caveat I would mention. Since you are talking about financial info, this probably involves tables of some sort. If you want to work with tables, it is best done outside of CD, unless you want to mess with the html directly (and it does not sound that way).

There are probably some freeware table editing tools that you could use in conjunction with CD too.

Robert Pawlak ( )
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

The Microsoft Office products (Access & Excel)work well with CD, We have a daily page we copy and paste directly from Access queries into normal view and it works almost as good as Frontpage. The weakness compared to FP is if you have to edit the results, you have to use HTML view.

I know the code is bloated, but for the 40 to 100 row pages, it is not an issue, although CD does take some time switching back from HTML view for the large tables if you have to go there.

It looks like HTML DBscript will be of some help, when I get around to trying it.

Ron Lane
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

hi i have tried using this CD and find it a little hard or iam making it only seem that hard..I do not want to upload a file named index.html to my server for fear it will overwrite one of my other websites index main page...i just want to be able to change the reporting news everyday within one of my this possible some explain how eaxctley to use city desk  i see how to upload it to my ftp but what am i uploading  >>>

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

There is another way to work with tables without needing to edit among HTML code. See here:

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

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