Recordset Navigation

Dreamweaver’s Repeating Region tool lets you display multiple database records on a single web page. But a recordset with large amounts of data—like 1,000 employee records—can quickly choke a page. A large amount of information takes a long time to download, and forces visitors to scroll down many screens to see it all.

Fortunately, the Repeating Region tool also lets you limit the number of records displayed at once. Of course, this limit presents its own set of problems: How do visitors see additional records, and how do you let them know where they are among all the records in the recordset?

To solve this dilemma, Dreamweaver comes with two handy commands for adding navigation to a recordset—and providing useful feedback about the recordset.

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