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The best way to get started with dbQwikSite is to run the project wizard. It will guide you through the steps to produce a web site, that you can either run right away or further customize to meet your own design of requirements.



The project wizard walks you through the process of creating a new project through a series of steps.  This topic will show you how to use the create a new database web project.


Step 1: Open or Create a Project




Step 2: Choose a Database or Create

The next step is to locate a database.

Here we have a number of choices

1.if you already have a database and have already defined a connection, you can simply use this connection.
2.If you have a database but have not defined a connection you can select this option to run the connection wizard.
3.If you do not have a database, you can use a dbQwik template which has an associated database already.
4.You can create a new database.




We will use the Create New Database option in this example

Step 3: Create a Database


Simply choose the Help me create a dbQwikSite database and click the Next button


We then enter the name for our database.




The table builder dialog appears:



The table builder is able to create tables from files (pictured above), using built in templates, by designing or from ready a mySQL Script file.


You can use the built in templates to create tables based on a wide assortment of table designs:




You can use all the available methods in combination to create the tables you want to include in your database.


Note:  The database created is MS Access format, but you can use dbQwikSIte's X-Gen technology to later deploy to MS Access, mySQL or MS SQL databases.


Step 4: Select Tables and Page Types


Once you have opened your database, you can now see all the available tables and Page Types that you can generate for each table.  You can check the combination that you desire as well as adjust table names so that the transform to better web page names.



Step 5: Enter Site Settings


You can now tell dbQwikSite about your host setting if you have the information available.  These setting will be used in your pages as default values that you can change later.  But if you know them now, enter them and it will save you the need to enter the setting on individual pages later.  You can also choose a default color theme for your site.




Step 6: Start Designing your Pages in the Designer







It is possible to produce web pages with dbQwikSite within a few minutes. dbQwikSite uses your existing PC's dataset definitions (DSN Names) and automatically creates connections for the supplied sample projects.  Assuming that you already have defined a database connection for your data, here are the steps needed to produce web pages...


1. Click on New Project and select your build method




2. Choose the data connection for your data




3. Set up your Data Page by clicking the Setup Button




4. Select the source of data to display on your web page. You can do one of the followings:


    4a Load data from a table




    - OR -


4b Load data from a Query accessing several tables.





5. Click OK



Your pages are ready for you to preview...