1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 10, 2013 12:19 AM by Willam van Weelden

    Linking database table to RoboHelp HTML.

    Vijaya Simha

      Is it possible to fetch data from a table in the database and generate help content (displaying table fields) in RoboHelp HTML version 10?

        • 1. Re: Linking database table to RoboHelp HTML.
          Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What should work: Add a reference to an external file in RoboHelp (a php file for example). The external file must then present the information from the database while for the user it will seem that his file is part of the help output.

           

          One note: If you want users to be able to find this file in the search, you must set up external context search in the project. (Link relevant search terms to the page.)

           

          Another possibility is to generate a static HTML file from the database and import that in RoboHelp. Update the HTML file whenever the content of the db changes.

           

          Greet,

           

          Willam