I am looking to create flash movies that include video and that have dynamic text in them. Basically the concept is we send out an email with a link in it that has an ID in a query string value. Once the page loads It hits our database and pulls out the name of the person tied to the ID in the querystring, then the page would need to pass this information on to the flash movie and update a symbol with the text. Does this sound crazy or is it possible? We also want to export it to html5 so it works on all devices and browsers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You can communicate with serverside script like php to make it possible. For example, you can store the datas in the database using the PHP as the front end and SQL server as a back end and you can pass the values to the flash using flashvars or the method to communicate with the server side script. Google it PHP and AS3 communciation to know more..
Once they are in the flashvars collection how do I populate the text symbol with that information? I haven't done anything with flash since Flash 5