TOP DOG IN DATA PUBLISHING

First, you set up a Database Connection (choose Data Connections from the Admin menu and click on the New Connection link):

Updating Existing Data

The Updates tab lets you tell CatBase whether you want to update your existing data or delete all the records in the table first and import a fresh set of data. See the Updating Data tutorial for more info about updating.


Preferences

The Preferences tab lets you set various preferences for the data import, such as running a script and converting embedded style tags (see the Importing Data tutorial for more details).


Queries

The Query tab enables you to specify which data to extract:

CatBase Data Chameleon Edition

It's simple to set up:

With CatBase Data Chameleon Edition you can easily extract data from, or publish it to, an ODBC-compliant data source such as Microsoft Sql Server, Excel, Access, or MySql.

Note: if you are using CatBase on a Macintosh computer, you will need to install an ODBC driver and configure it. See the Configuring an ODBC Driver tutorial for more info.


Import Data directly from another data source

Once you have created a Data Connection, you can then set up an Import Style.

  • Select the table that you want to import data into
  • Expand the Import topic in the menus on the left
  • Click on New Import Style
  • Choose MySql Database (or ODBC Data Source) as the Format/Source:
  • Choose a database connection from the Connection popup:
  1. Set up a Data Connection to tell CatBase how to connect to your data source.
  2. Set up an Import Style if you want to extract data from the data source, and/or
  3. Set up a Publishing Style Sheet to publish your CatBase data to the data source

Now all you need to do is go back to the Main tab and click the Import Now button!


Importing data can be automated via the Event Scheduler - for example, you can set it to automatically update itself from your data source every night.

Once you have imported the data, you can easily publish it in any number of different ways by setting up Publishing Projects.

Data Connection

  • Choose the table that you want to import data from in the Table popup. 
  • Map the columns form the selected table to the fields in your CatBase table. For more detailed info about mapping fields, please see the Importing Data main tutorial.
  • CatBase imports a few records and displays them for you: