[Pro] Importing lists

I have a member list that I display on a page. This is exported from Filemaker as a .htm page.

What I need is a simpler way to update the info as currently I have to: Import HTML, copy the new table, delete the old table, drop the new table on the page, format it and publish. Too long a process for my liking.


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Can you export the list as CSV? Freeway can import that format into a table in one step. You may also want to use the Filemaker HTML but import it into an iframe or a traditional frameset. Then you can wrap the Filemaker layout with a page that looks more like the rest of your site.

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On Feb 13, 2013, at 5:20 AM, Kevin Cheesman wrote:

I have a member list that I display on a page. This is exported from Filemaker as a .htm page.

What I need is a simpler way to update the info as currently I have to: Import HTML, copy the new table, delete the old table, drop the new table on the page, format it and publish. Too long a process for my liking.


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I can’t see how this works. When I select a table it just drops the data in one column


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OK, got that working, but I still have to adjust formatting every time?


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You can make that completely automatic by making a couple of changes to how you style the table data. First, check the name of the table you drew on the page. This will be reported in the Name/ID (Freeway 6) or Title (Freeway < 6) field of the Inspector while the table is selected (handles showing at the corners). Next, make sure that absolutely no style has been added to the table cells. If necessary, go back and re-create the table so you are sure that it is completely “stock”. Finally, create a new style in the Styles palette:

  1. Pull down the “gear” menu to New Style.
  2. In the Tag field, enter #yourTableId td, tab into the Name field and delete whatever is there, then tab back out of the field.
  3. Make whatever text style settings you like and save the style.
  4. DO NOT USE THIS STYLE ANYWHERE!

You won’t see the result of your effort until you either Preview or Publish your page. Tag-only styles like these apply automatically through the CSS cascade, but they do not appear to work in the design view of Freeway.

(If you are reading this in Mail, please ignore the back-tick ` characters in #2 above – those switch on the code-highlighting behavior in the Web archive of this mailing list, they’re not part of the code you should enter.)

Now, as long as you don’t change the ID of your table from iteration to iteration, the table will magically be formatted the way you like, even as you update the content.

Walter

On Feb 13, 2013, at 8:19 AM, Kevin Cheesman wrote:

OK, got that working, but I still have to adjust formatting every time?


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