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05-11-2004, 03:25 AM
Hi! I'm trying to integrate a flash movie with external data. I'm not sure if I should use XML or TXT and would appreciate some advice. The scenary is like this:
-I have a database with four records: Word, Explanation, Illustration, Video.
-The flash document should be one static page with one field for each of the records.
-Word field should be a search field and combo box.
-Explanation field should load when the corresponding word is selected. There should be links from words in the explanation field to corresponding words in the word field.
-Video field should load and play when the corresponding word is selected.
-Illustration field should be an internal link to an illustration

My problems are:
-Should I use XML or TXT for the data (Words, Explanation)?
-How do I in an easy way connect the data from the external file to the flash document?

I'm sure I'll come up with a lot of more questions later but that's enough for today. I have made an illustration of how I imagine the user interface should look like.

05-11-2004, 04:27 PM
i personnaly would use the asp/access database or sql because then you can use sql queries to do the search for you and send the results back into flash to be displayed.