I'll try to explain this as clearly as I can...
I'm developing using php.
I have a series of weekly reports kept as html pages. These are linked to via a central page by a compiled Flash file (swf). I have a separate instance of this swf for each report (there are hundreds in total). When I have a new report, I upload the html page containing it, giving the page a unique name for the report, eg. report_1_Orpington_A_04041
I then go into Dreamweaver 8, open a page with an old swf file present, right-click it, edit, change the link destination in the Insert Flash Button dialog box so that it goes to the new report html page, then 'Save as' a new .swf file with a name indicative of the new report. In this case I'd save it as report1040412.swf.
I then ftp this swf file up to my site, as well as the new report page, and the calling page that the swf appears on.
Now, I am redesigning my site using CSS and would like to simplify/automate (I know the two don't always go together!) this procedure. I'd like authorised users of the site to be able to add reports and their links without resorting to Dreamweaver.
Ideally, I'd like just 1 swf file so that when a user clicks on it to go to a particular report, the program passes it available information (eg date selected) and links to the report with that date in its filename. So how to pass parameters to a swf file ie. automating the Dreamweaver Insert Flash Button dialog box ?
If it is not possible, could I automate the editing of a swf and save as a new file?
You can see the site I'm referring to here http://www.fobgfc.org/FOBG_CSS2.php?team=1
with the swf files being the green arrows. I know it might be better to use CSS rollovers instead, and control the link destination programmatically in those, but I like the arrow animations and would like to keep them.
I'd better stop there, if you have any questions please ask!