Chapter 6. Basic Data Exchange

Basic Data Exchange

In the preceding chapter, you learned ways to structure, manage, process, and manipulate complex data. This chapter covers basic ways to both import and export data. Chapters up to this point have covered how to deal with data after it’s inside Macromedia Flash MX 2004. But from where does the data originate? For example, you may want to import up-to-the-minute news from an outside source such as another web site. Actually, the data source need not be on the other side of the world. You can import data stored in a simple text file, thus eliminating the need to open Flash for every minor change. (Just edit the text ...

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