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Old July 19th, 2005, 07:47 AM
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Default Using asp2htm to create a home grown CMS

Howdy all - many moons ago I worked for a company as a lowly developer that did websites using asp and html. One guy developed a bespoke system of CMS's for several sites using, apparently, a component called asp2htm.

I'm currently putting together a cms for my new boss and I want to use the same system. I've found very little on Microsoft about it, as it was supposed to be an MS com, apart from it's on the IIS resource kit cd, which I have winging it's way to me via Amazon (It wasn't available in the download from MS.).

I work for a training company and we have lots of courses that need to be regularly updated and are a prime candidate for a cms. I want to give my boss an admin screen where he can enter all his courses into a form and they are then sent to a db. Then I want to generate the entire site from the push of a button. I know this can be done from the bespoke systems created at my old company. Does anyone know anything about this component that can help me?



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I have not heard of that component. IMO a cms you build your self will always work better, can be re-sold, is much much easier to tweak, ...

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Okay; well I know that I have to build an admin interface that allows an editor to enter, say, a news story into a form that is entered as a record in a db. Then if I click a Generate button or something, a process takes place that gets the recordset, looks at each record and says 'What's your template ID? News template huh, okay lets take all your fields, put them into right places in the news template and then save that as your newsID_newsstory.htm' and then gets the next record etc. This is the cms at it's most basic as I understand.
Obviously this will involve a 'while not EOF' to got through all the records in the rs. But I'm stuck at the bit where the asp creates the recordset and puts the data from each record in the right template. I suppose I could also use the filesystem object to then save the resulting template as the right htm file.
As you can see I understand the idea, but don't know how to resolve it. It's like having all the car parts but not knowing how to put them together to make a working car. The asp2htm component I heard did this - I also found a .class based version here http://www.netcomplett.de/software/n...n_english.html

Any help or ideas would be great thanks!

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