Relational database capabilities?

Tariel Gogoberidze PMDA at
Thu Sep 26 13:43:01 EDT 2002

You may visit the following web site <> and
download the evaluation copy of TextBook (NOT CyberRat) from the
following page <>.
It does everything you described, may be little more, it does students
certification too (tests and quizzes).
This product is completely MetaCard <-> FileMaker Pro based, well, with
the lasso as a MiddleWare to better support simultaneously connected
2000+ students.

note: Revolution uses the engine from MetaCard and the scripting
language is the same.In other words for this particular task they are
essentially the same programs.

Here is the example of the call that will allow Revolution to "talk" to
FileMaker Pro (assuming that web companion in FileMaker Pro is enabled
of course)

Post "-database=YourDBName&-layout=YourLyoutName&-Response=
YourResponseFile&-Op=eq&StudentID=12345&-search" to URL YourURLADDRESS

Best regards
Tariel Gogoberidze

> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 19:36:05 +0200
> Subject: Relational database capabilities?
> From: Paolo Basile <tampano at>
> To: Revolution Mailing List <use-revolution at>
> Reply-To: use-revolution at
> I'm a total newbie with Revolution, but it seems interesting. The only thing
> I know about databases is from FileMakerPro.
> Is it possible, with Revolution, to create an application like this
> following example?
> I teach in school. I'd like a standalone application which could keep track
> of my students AND, for each students, keep track of their records, their
> grades, their assignements.
> In a database like FileMakerPro I'd think about different files (students,
> grades, assignements, and so on) and about a Master interface which links
> all of them showing the useful fields in each situation.
> Is it possible to create something similar with Revolution?
> Please help me to understand, thanks.
> Paolo Basile
> Italy

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