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Editing Web Host Content

To edit Web Host pages, you will need to be familiar with HTML, Javascript, CSS style sheets, and Collect!'s Report Writer codes.

Collect!s web host pages are stored in two locations:

1. Index pages, include text files and script files, are located in subfolders in each database's HTML folder. For example, C:\CV11\demodb\html.

tip.gif Files located in Operator ID folders for each user level in the HTML folder are generated from Web Host. These pages must be edited from within the Web Host's reports.

2. Reports that are used to display results of form submits from the browser are in Collect!'s Report Definition List accessed through the Print menu, Customize Printing, Edit Report Templates option when you are in Web Host mode.

To edit the *.s, *.CSS, *.gifs, and *.html index files, make your changes in their current folder location.

To edit a generated web report, Collect!'s Report Writer is used. When you are in Web Host mode, select Print from the top menu bar, and then select Edit Reports from the drop-down choices. The Report Definition List will be displayed. Each report is named according to the operator user level that uses it and its purpose.

tip.gif You must be in Web Host mode to view the list of Web Host reports.

To easily determine which page to edit, view the Report Definition list right after you have generated a page in the browser. The report that Collect! used to generate the page should be highlighted. Make the changes as needed and return to the HTTP Request Log screen before going back into the browser to refresh or navigate.

tip.gif The browser will perform unexpected results if you generate a page from the browser while the Web Host instance is not at the HTTP Request Log screen. Always return to the HTTP Request Log screen after editing reports. Then return to the browser to test your changes.

Reports use the @include command which pulls template information from text files. These *.txt files may be edited in any raw text editor, such as Notepad, WordPad, or Ultra Edit. When a change is completed, the Web Host instance must be shut down and restarted because include files are cached in RAM. Once a page with an @include file has been generated, Collect! will not look for a change to the file until you clear out the processes stored in memory.

See Also

- Web Host Introduction
- Web Host Topics
- Modifying the Web Host
- Report Topics Index
- How To Edit Reports Or Letters

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