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Not sure if im going to be able to accomplish this but here goes anyway..

at the minute i have a rich text editor which allows users to type in text and bold, italic, colour etc and they they click the save button it posts to a script which then takes the HTML output from the rich text editor and saves the HTML to a field in the DB, a basic CMS system for content on a web page.

My question is this...

When i output the html on a display webpage (not in the rich text editor) i basically just fetch a recordset for that page and Response.Write the HTML field to the browser.

i would like to be able to define some fixed commands within the HTML such as:

{CustomerFirstName}
{CustomerLastName}
{CustomerAddress}

The idea is that if someone was typing into the rich text editor a sentence and they wanted to include a dynamic value into a certain place they would just create the sentence as such:

Dear {CustomerFirstname} {CustomerLastname},

Thank you for your order, it will be dispatached soon to your home address of:
{CustomerAddress}

When the customer webpage is run and it puls the HTML from the DB, it recognises the fixed command and inserts the correct value - basically like a mail merge in word.

Does anyone have an ideas of how to acomplish this as simply as possible?

Thans,
Carl
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