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Can I use dreamweaver to build asp pages with clickable dynamic asp charts.  What are the limitations of dw

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Can I use dreamweaver to build classic asp pages?  At work, I will be setting up a Windows 2000 Server which from reading, i found out that has IIS and i might also have an SQL Server (not sure yet if we have it) but in any case I can use Access.

It is a simple web app that gives statistics but the other departments must be able to access it too just to see the information.  I am not an expert in asp and I rely heavily on dreamweaver.  What are the limitations of dreamweaver as far as building asp pages.  The main thing that really bothers me is that I can not find a decent tutorial on how to make a dynamic clickable charts in asp.  I know how to do in Coldfusion.  Unfortunately, due to some restrictions in our office I won't be able to use coldfusion.

I guess my question is Can I use dreamweaver to build classic asp pages? I think I can but what are the limitations of dreamweaver when it comes to asp and also can dreamweaver help me create dynamic, clickable charts in asp.  

Thank you I really need guidance.
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I work in a similar environment to the one you are describing - Win 2K with IIS and SQL backends. I use Dreamweaver for my asp pages BUT you have to have to have some knowledge of VBscript or JScript to write some of the server side code.

Dreamweaver will happily create the HTML for you, and you can do this graphically in a design view, but it has limited ability to create server side code. It will go a long way and create the code for SQL queries, recordsets and things like repeating regions and output tables, and if your app is not too complex then this may be the only thing you need. However when you get in to tricky data manipulation you really need that understanding of VBScript. For reference go to the Microsoft MSDN site - http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp. In there you will find a section on web development and drilling down through there you will find a complete online reference for VBScript - Web Development > Scripting > Documentation > Windows Script Technologies. Also under Server Technologies you will find a good section on asp. I would also suggest that you work through the 'Developing a Web Application' tutorial in Dreamweaver - very good.

Your clickable charts however are a different story. We use a lot of charting in all our reporting systems. Dreamweaver doesn't have that nice feature that Cold Fusion has and it won't help you at all here. I implemented a solution using Swiff Chart - see http://www.globfx.com - which creates a COM object on the server and creates a Flash file as the output. You don't need Flash to create the chart, just Flash Player on the client to view it.

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Thanks Steve for taking time to answer my question.  I would definitely checkout the site you mentioned for the charts.  Also thanks to COBOLDinosour for placing my question to the appropriate topic area.

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