First of all -- congratulations on what seems to be a great
community here at Adobe.
Some advice please. With what applications should I create a
web application that (in it's simplest form):
1) Remote Client uploads an Excel Spreadsheet with data (1000
rows by 30 columns)
2) Server performs calculations on that data.
3) Server creates a PowerPoint presentation based on the
4) Server downloads PowerPoint presentation to remote user
The process (post upload) would need to be automated to be of
value. In other words, today I receive the email manually and then
manually kick off the Excel/Powerpoint automation. The real
opportunity is automating via the web.
Probably easy stuff for this crew. But way beyond my meager
I know your time is valuable. Thanks in advance for any
direction you may have.
1) I do not want to create a massive enterprise-wide
just-in-case database. This would not be a persistent database.
Once the presentation is complete the data can go away.
2) The next remote user would have a similar but different
set of data (i.e. different market or period
3) The charting does not need to be resident on the web page
4) I am not married to PowerPoint or Excel but the charts
would need to satisfy the following user requirements:
--a) The user needs to be able to tweak the charts and text
--b) The user needs to be able to print and email the slides
--c) The user needs to be able to present (in a slideshow
mode) from a laptop / projector combination
5) This would probably receive 2-20 requests per day. With no
external control as to when. In theory, all 20 individuals could
upload an Excel file at the same time.