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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: forum for javascript on: March 25, 2015, 05:32:37 AM
lol, yes I am supposedly the IT guy, but don't tell anyone that I have no clue for some things lol
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / forum for javascript on: March 24, 2015, 07:40:24 PM
hello!

is there a good forum for javascript?

with knowledgeable people willing to help?

thanks!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 05:41:30 PM
can you tell me please how to make an excel script (VBA etc) to connect to a server and perform a search for a file?
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 02:01:25 PM
sure, but which chat?
I never knew there is a chat room
by the way, I don't run irc, so if there is a web interface it would be best
EDIT: got it thanks!
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 01:49:23 PM
sorry, in short, will the links in the index file I emailed, work? ie. download the actual files?
let aside security and that I would email the link and not the file or anything else
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 01:34:19 PM
also, we could take advantage of excels ability to 'refresh', ie re-connect to a web location and update real time its data

so I edit the html file to create the appropriate links (without the need of excel, I just type the html code, or unless there is an idiot proof method so that people who don't know can use it) and then all I have to do is to open the excel file (from the same web folder) and it will display the right links!

that would be interesting too

BUT

I won't be able to have an excel file in my local machine and have the links in it automatically updated

I think the REAL SOLUTION is to write the code that will search in the web server and find the correct filename match and update the link, am I right? totally portable and totally robust
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 01:21:39 PM
can we do this?
I edit the xls file to add the filenames and possibly add new files I have uploaded
the html at the time it is downloaded, it AUTOMATICALLY reads and grabs the hyperlinks from the xls file and displays the latest uptodate index

is that possible?

that would be interesting
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 01:17:48 PM
sorry, I don't know how the html file knows its url and parent web path and you answer "it 'just' knows" !

I see nothing inside the html file that contains its url

it seems the web browser when it opens an html and sees hyperlinks in it with no path, it automatically takes the same path of the url that was downloaded

but if you take that html file and send it in an email attached, and open it from that email, will these Href links without path, work?
if they work I will get mad!

so, if they don't work, and they only work when the index html is downloaded, there is no chance to do what I want, one thing of which was to have the index file (I said xls, you made it html) to be stored locally!
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 12:22:18 PM
oh I see now
well, not exactly what I was looking for
but it is a good suggestion to replace the index from an xls file to a html file

1) I don't understand how the html file is produced from the excel file
2) Also, I don't understand, how the Href tag works.
3) And how the html file can 'know' its url and thus search for the specific files in that directory.

Can you explain these things to me please?

Also, couldn't we embed that html file into an excel document, so that when I download the excel file, it will display inside the html index?
Or isn't it possible to make an excel file that will open the html index and convert the links into the correct ones? ie. the filenames with the path of the current web folder?

10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 10:18:03 AM
guys, it doesn't work

I uploaded a.txt, b.txt, c.txt to my server
I also uploaded index.xls in the same web folder

I am not sure what to write inside the xls file though
it cannot allow me to enter <A Href="c.txt"> c.txt in a cell as a hyperlink
it converts it to %3cA%20Href=%22c.txt%22%3e%20c.txt
what exactly the xls index file need to contain?
any hint?
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: metadata solution on: March 24, 2015, 09:16:49 AM
yeah, I know
I am basically asking if there is another option than those I mention
ie. a way to assign a descriptive title in a file, apart from its filename
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 24, 2015, 09:05:08 AM
how exactly that html tag works?

is it the equivalent for 'search in the same directory' for hyperlinks of local files?

how actually the xls 'knows' its web folder and that html tag links the hyperlinks to the same folder?

I don't get the mechanism

can anyone explain me please
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: metadata solution on: March 24, 2015, 04:01:54 AM
hello

I try to analyze a problem where I want to assign a decriptive title in each of a list of files with filenames that are not indicative of their content and the filenames cannot be changed (for various reasons)

so I came up with this logical thinking, but I need to know if I am missing something, if a workaround can work, a new idea, some new technology, or something

here it is then:

To assign a descriptive title in a file let's say named xxx.pdf, this title needs to be saved somewhere. This somewhere is either internally in the file or somewhere externally, eg an excel file, text file, etc. Internally, there are two options: either inside the body of the file itself, like the first or last page of the xxx.pdf file, or in its metadata. But to read and display that info, we will need a viewer (ie. it cannot be done without having a program to read either the file or its metadata). Externally, we can have a database of the descriptive titles for each of the files, and somehow bind that data in a viewer.

Do you have any idea about this binding? What could be done?
Is there anything missing from that logical thinking?

thanks!

anyone to comment on this please?
is this logical approach complete?
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
"Then you take a program of the "directory reader" type to generate a complete list of all files in a folder."

so I need to run an external program? can't excel do that?
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 05:40:15 PM
(I make up a lot of my own terms.)

lol, that's the problem
anyway I will test it again
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 05:12:19 PM
so TaoPhoenix, sorry but your posts are a bit hard to follow
so do I need anything else apart from the xls index file and the files themselves?
I think you mention something about a program that will perform a dir command to that folder?
but I need to have command line access to the web server, right?
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: metadata solution on: March 23, 2015, 05:09:38 PM
but I don't want it to be limited in metadata
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: metadata solution on: March 23, 2015, 05:00:33 PM
hello

I try to analyze a problem where I want to assign a decriptive title in each of a list of files with filenames that are not indicative of their content and the filenames cannot be changed (for various reasons)

so I came up with this logical thinking, but I need to know if I am missing something, if a workaround can work, a new idea, some new technology, or something

here it is then:

To assign a descriptive title in a file let's say named xxx.pdf, this title needs to be saved somewhere. This somewhere is either internally in the file or somewhere externally, eg an excel file, text file, etc. Internally, there are two options: either inside the body of the file itself, like the first or last page of the xxx.pdf file, or in its metadata. But to read and display that info, we will need a viewer (ie. it cannot be done without having a program to read either the file or its metadata). Externally, we can have a database of the descriptive titles for each of the files, and somehow bind that data in a viewer.

Do you have any idea about this binding? What could be done?
Is there anything missing from that logical thinking?

thanks!
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 04:33:54 PM
it's not a matter of difficulty, it's that the server is secure and I cannot run my own stuff on it
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 04:17:04 PM
@kalos: as I said in the other thread, where you asked exactly the same question: get a CMS. And please stop asking the same stuff if the answer is beyond your comprehension; do at least some research first mad

why so mean with me not knowing? I told you I cannot do CMS
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 02:59:17 PM
I don't want the
DirRead PreProcessIndex1.txt
Excel Produced Index.html
to be present
only the a,b,c and the xls index file
is it possible?
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 02:33:04 PM
sorry, I am not sure I understood

do I need something else apart from the xls file and the files in the folder?

can you upload the xls files to rom http://www.freevoteusa.com/Zexcel1/ and http://www.freevoteusa.com/Zexcel2/ please?
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 01:23:46 PM
man that looks amazing! thanks!

so I only have to hyperlink the files with <A Href="c.txt"> ?

and I am done?
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 01:08:24 PM
from http://www.freevoteusa.com/Zexcel1/
the files are moved to http://www.freevoteusa.com/Zexcel2/
yes, the index xls is moved like the files too

how the index xls will update itself with the new hyperlinks?
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how can I do this in excel? on: March 23, 2015, 01:05:55 PM
no, the files are not stored locally! they are only in the web server!
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