Passing data to flash

Hi, I am having a really tough time with this and I am tired of searching.  I am working on a little game while trying to learn flash/actionscript 3.  I am trying to have flash retrieve data from a database or file, which contains coordinates that flash uses to move a shape.  what's the best way to send coordinates to flash from an external source?

could someone please point me in the right direction on how to get started?  thanks!
robwetzAsked:
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zvytasConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Flashvars would be best option:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/164/tn_16417.html
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robwetzAuthor Commented:
ah ha!  thanks, zvytas!  that was easy 500 points, eh? ;-)
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