do you know where i can find the soloutions you mentioned - database starter kits and sample files
they may be the reasons i am struggling because i have not seen all the help there is on offer
Login to your account, click on "View product downloads", click on "Solution Recipes: Support Files" to get these:
SiteAssist and DataAssist: Solution Recipe Files (1,924 KB)
A zip file containing the databases and the catalog administration pages in all 4 server languages for the eCart sample store for use in DataAssist 2. An MS Access database is included for ASP and ColdFusion developers and a MySQL script is provided for PHP users to create and import a database.
DataAssist Search: Solution Recipe Files (454 KB)
A zip file containing the search and result pages in all 4 server languages for the DataAssist Search Solution recipe available with DataAssist 2. This recipe leverages the MS Access database for ASP and ColdFusion developers, and the MySQL script for PHP users, provided in the Admin Suite Solution Recipe download, also available in your Order History.