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 Data Bridge

Data Bridge

Dreamweaver Extension
Nov 5, 2017 (Version: 1.2.4)
downloadable software
Price: $399.99

Build database-driven websites

User-friendly wizards guide you through building database-driven websites in Dreamweaver. The code is generated for you, saving so much time that just one site can earn you back your investment. One license of Data Bridge allows you to build unlimited websites - an unbeatable deal for web professionals.

Runs on: Dreamweaver CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
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Comes with: Free support, free tutorials, 15 day money back guarantee
Included in: Super Suite, our collection of Dreamweaver extensions

Latest release: Nov 5, 2017 (Version: 1.2.4)

Quick look at what you can do with Data Bridge

Data Bridge feature Former stand alone extension Scroll to feature overview Learn a whole lot more
Create database-driven web pages DataAssist arrow down »
Require user sign-in on your website SecurityAssist arrow down »
Create an administrative backend DataAssist & SecurityAssist arrow down  
Create robust forms with validation CSS Form Builder & 7 more extensions arrow down »
Generate images intelligently Image Resizer arrow down »
Send email from your web pages Universal Email arrow down »
Send or receive digital files Digital File Pro arrow down »
Connect database-driven select lists Dynamic Dropdowns arrow down »
Create Flash chart reporting Dynamic Web Charts arrow down »
Make your site easier to maintain Framework Builder arrow down »
Use just one database connection file Dynamic Connections arrow down »
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Database-driven web pages

Create database-driven web pages

With the Data Bridge wizard, you can build any set of database-driven pages, such as online catalogs, blogs, portfolios, forums and more. Set up a database search with various advanced sorting options so that your visitors can control their search results. Each database-driven result links to a detail page, generating a professional, customizable set of pages for your dynamic site.

The Data Bridge wizard creates CSS-based web standardized page layouts. Select from the bulit-in presets for single and multiple-column pages; then use the theming engine to fully customize the look and feel of your layouts.

Once you have saved your settings in the wizard, you can recreate the architecture of your database the next time you access the wizard. This is an excellent time-saver for web professionals who are building multiple websites for clients. Learn more about the dynamic page building tools »

User sign-in

Require user sign-in on your website

The user authentication tools generate the following pages: Log in, Log out, Register New User, Update User Profile and Email Password.

You can apply validation to the form pages and use CAPTCHA to prevent spam registration. Easily add "remember me" and automatic login to your sign in page. Encrypt user passwords (5 encryption types supported). Use the random password generator to create secure passwords; then allow your visitors to use the reset password workflow. You can store or clear specific variables in the user's browser session, set redirects if the session or cookies are disabled - and more!

Define custom access rules in the wizard to determine who can view secured content on your site. Password protect selected pages of your site and use the built-in server behaviors to hide specific regions of a page if you want to conceal certain content for certain user levels. Learn more about the user authentication tools »

Administrative backend

Create an administrative backend

Combine the dynamic pages tool and user authentication tools to create an administrative site to manage your content, products,and more. Data Bridge presets allow you to quickly generate a set of pages structured for managing data. From these pages, the administrator can view, insert, delete and update data in your database.

Support is built-in for updating multiple records and multiple database tables at once.

Web professionals and business owners alike appreciate this feature as they can hand off the daily content and product management to somebody else - somebody that doesn't even own Dreamweaver!

Robust forms with validation

Create robust forms with validation

Quickly create and customize forms from a variety of design presets - including a blank preset, should you already have CSS you want the form to inherit. Or import form fields from an existing page to modify the design and add additional functionality.

Apply client-side Jquery validation tooltips and/or PHP server validation to display clear error messages for users filling out your web forms, which will ensure you receive accurate, complete and properly formatted data. Add CAPTCHA security to protect your forms from bots. Include a reload button and customize the CAPTCHA font, colors, noise level and background image.

Add HTML editor form fields so visitors can style their text, add images and more - directly in the form field. You can control the width/height of the form field. You can also skin the toolbar and select which toolbar buttons to include. Custom style sheets can be incorporated so visitors can use CSS classes to style their content - great for an administrative site.

Add modern date picker form fields. Choose from 24 datepicker designs or fully configure your own design, using the jQuery UI ThemeRoller. And while you're getting fancy, use the button styler tool to start with one of our many CSS button presets, then customize the button from the wizard, including rounded corners, gradients, background images, shadows, fonts, borders, padding, margins and hover states. Learn more about building PHP forms »

Image resizing

Generate images intelligently

Use the image-resizing server behavior on each page, image or region to re-size images to your desired dimensions. Great for using duplicate images of various sizes on your website (such as thumbnail and full size images).

This greatly benefits your website visitors; when they land on each page, the images are instantly re-sized and cached in the browser. Caching the image saves load time! This revolutionary image-optimizing technology is also a time-saver for you if you constantly have to optimize images in Photoshop every time you add a product or photo to your site.

You can use this function in a repeat region to maintain uniformity on a page - great for a site where users are uploading images and you don't want to sacrifice your design!

Additionally, the original image is still saved in your site and referenced in the database. This means you can re-skin your site, specifying new dimensions every time, without re-cropping, re-sizing and re-optimizing your images all over again! Save yourself the hassle later by using Data Bridge the first time! Learn more about the image-resizing server behavior »

Email from your website

Send email from your web pages

Use the email wizard on any page to send an email automatically from your site. Simply select your template from a preset or a Dreamweaver template. Then specify your recipients; even retrieve email addresses from a dynamic value, recordset loop or file.

Add digital file capabilities to the emails you configure. Allow your users to browse and attach a file - think contest entry form - or automatically include an attachment you specify in every email you send - think auto-reply email. Even attach multiple files from a database recordset.

Hosting providers set email restrictions, but this tool will help you send batch emails without getting blocked. Check your hosting provider's restrictions, then use Data Bridge to define the frequency and quantity of emails you send, as well as a delay between email batches.

Insert data in your database when emails are sent. The wizard makes it simple to choose the event you want to log and whether you want to insert or update records in your database upon success or failure. Learn more about the PHP email tool »

Digital file support

Send or receive digital files

The digital file upload feature is great for allowing your website visitors to send you files. The wizard will help you determine where files should be stored on your server and how to handle duplicate file uploads. Set restrictions, if desired, on the file upload type and size. Re-size, reformat and rename files successfully uploaded to your server.

The download feature is excellent for selling digital files, such as music or software. Allow your visitors to securely download files based on conditions you set. You can manage the file name to integrate dynamic elements, and limit or track the number of times a file is downloaded. You can even have successfully downloaded files deleted.

Add a progress bar to your form so your visitors know an upload to your server - or download to their computer - is underway. Choose from 4 progress bar styles and 11 color schemes. Learn more »

Filtered searching

Connect database-driven select lists

Create dynamic category / subcategory relationships with dropdown lists or multiple select lists, like you see on automobile part websites, where the website visitor can narrow down a search from manufacturer to make to model.

All data arrays are created when the page loads. Therefore, queries only hit the server once, allowing dropdown lists and menu lists to populate quickly.

You can also use this tool to create user-controlled, prioritized multiple select lists. For example, you can set up a form with parent, child and target lists that they can control with select all, add to list, move up, move down, and delete buttons. Learn more »

 Flash chart reporting

Create Flash chart reporting

Build cross-browser compatible Flash web charts, using a wizard. Adobe Flash not required. Create the charts by manually entering data, importing data from a CSV file or displaying database-driven data.

Advanced users can use recordset selection, filtering and sorting, as well as SQL grouping and calculation options, to aggregate and report on your relevant site data, such as users, orders and any other data you collect!

The wizard will guide you through the entire process of creating and customizing your web charts. An XML Editor is included for maximum flexibility and customization of your web charts. You can even save your custom chart designs for future use. Learn more »

Convert to a theme

Make your site easier to maintain

When you update a Dreamweaver template, all your files associated with that template need updating and re-publishing, a large risk for any site. Easily convert your site from DWT-dependent to "theme-based" and your template can be updated and published independently of the pages using the theme.
Watch a video on how easy it is to convert your site »

You can apply your themes individually to specific pages or set your themes to load based on a trigger variable. Learn more »

Dreamweaver users often use includes to display content on various parts of their site without duplicating the content in multiple places. However,
Dreamweaver includes have always been a nuisance. When you use includes in a site with a sub-folder structure, your paths will either work if the path is correct in the include file or will display in Dreamweaver if the path is correct in the file the include is used in. Not both!

So we invented plug-ins. The concept works the same as includes, but paths are correctly detected and dynamically updated to work both in Dreamweaver and in the browser! You can load static plug-ins, where a specific plug-in displays based on the trigger you determine (such as always load, form post, etc.) or you can also load dynamic plug-ins, where the plug-in that loads differs depending on the trigger. Learn more »

Database connection file

Use just one database connection file

Configure single or multiple database connections using a wizard and one connection file will be automatically generated, which can be published to all of your domains. The correct database will then be detected based on the domain your visitors access.

If you use one database connection on your local testing server and one database connection on your live server, you have probably experienced accidentally overwriting a connection file before. This is a great reason to create only one connection file for both connections!

This tool is also useful if you run the same site on multiple domains, but your content varies based on the database each domain uses. If you develop one website in various languages, specify a different charset for your MySQL connections. Dozens of charsets supported. Learn more »

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One extension that was integrated into Data Bridge
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More than one extension that was integrated into Data Bridge
Please contact Sales to receive a discount equal to the sum of the prices you purchased those extensions for, up to a $200 savings. If you spent a sum of $399.99 or more on a combination of the integrated extensions, you can upgrade for only $149.99.

Extensions integrated into Data Bridge

Upgrade benefits

Even if you own the above extensions, there are still benefits in upgrading:

  • One mxp, one serial number
  • Quicker install/uninstall! When you switch computers or install a dot release, the process will be more efficient with less extensions installed.
  • Better compatibility between extensions!
  • The integrated extensions were discontinued. If you own Data Bridge, you will keep current with enhancements, bug fixes and tutorials.

Plus, you get these new features, exclusive to Data Bridge:

  • Automatically create your database when you select one of the application presets.
  • Choose CSS Form Builder designs for your form pages. Select from presets or create your own!
  • Use the basic form option to create an unstyled form with simplified html. Useful if you want to attach an existing style sheet!
  • Create modern, custom buttons and quickly adjust all colors in your design.
  • Create custom date picker form fields with the integrated date picker. Date field handling has overall enhancements throughout!
  • Set any field to be an HTML rich text editor field or a digital file upload field with a custom file manager.
  • Apply client and server validation to your fields automatically.
  • Encrypt any field in your database (5 encryption options to choose from).
  • Generate automatic emails from insert and update pages.
  • Create database-driven select lists from other tables.
  • Record deletion is handled in a lightbox instead of the user having to navigate to a new page.
  • Save design presets and application presets for re-use. All your settings will be stored to use across your website - or on a new site!
  • Set up form persistence via browser session or cookie
  • Set up bindings quickly, including a default value for HTML5 input types
  • Customize Jquery (tooltip) error validation directly from CSS Form Builder wizard
  • Customize form button styles directly from the CSS Form Builder wizard
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How do I install Data Bridge?

It’s easy as pie to install an extension in the Adobe Extension Manager, but we have a installation video that will make you a pro, even if you have never installed an extension.

Can I customize the code?

All HTML, CSS and PHP code that WebAssist extensions output is completely accessible for further modification and customization.

What if I need further support?

First, visit the Data Bridge support page to review the latest product documentation, tutorials and videos. If you still need help, visit our support forums, where we have over a decade of experience helping our customers be successful with our tools - for FREE!

System requirements

Dreamweaver CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6*, or CC 2015

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Windows or Mac

A web server that runs PHP 5.2 and MySQL 4 or MySQL 5. If your computer is not already set up to be a web server, we have a tutorial that will assist you for both Windows and Mac users.

Build unlimited sites with 1 license

When you buy a WebAssist extension, you receive 1 serial number. You can activate that serial number on 2 computers.

You can also deactivate your serial numbers in our Download Center, should you need to install on a new computer.

One license of a WebAssist extension allows you to build as many websites as you want!

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