I am trying to evolve my forms, and am interested in learning how to connect my forms to external data sources. I assume using server solutions would work, but are complex and costly. They are also likely beyond my scope of understanding. What are the best practices for doing this? Can it be done with a text file or spreadsheet? I am really looking for a better way to create custom data in forms than to go into the script and change them manually. Price is a good example. I have some forms that generate a very basic quote for services. When the price of part x changes I need to going into the from chance the script for those items, re-save it and hope I have not missed any items. Evey time his happens it is a hassle. Not to mention if more than one user needs it I have to make sure they are all using the right version (to be clear I am less worried about this part as it seems a complex task).
Is there a better way of doing this? What are the best practices for this? What external sources can be used to hold the data. I would be interested in any tutorials that may exist on the subject as well.
Thanks in advance for any/all help.
P.S. it is amazing what LCD can do, and that I really enjoy working in it, although I have little background in scripting. Great product and resource!
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