I recommend that you set up your site locally and access a local database, and then export and import the database to your live database when you are ready.
thanks dani, it had been working fine. It is working now, however when i generate my results page from data assist it does not show the modular view buttons etc in code at all??
yet if i run through it with another type of button it works. i have un installed and re installed. is this a known bug?