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Installation

Installation

Install XData Toolkit Installing the XData Toolkit is simple. It’s as simple as downloading the plugin from the WordPress plugin repository and activating the plugin. License It is a GPL-ed software license. For more information on this type of license, please view this link http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html . It is not the desire of the maker of [...]

DataSources

DataSources

Overview In order for the XData Toolkit to work properly, you must first have Data Sources in which to extract data. These data sources consist of the following type: MySQL 5+ Databases XML Sources Plain XML Endpoints REST-based Web Services RSS Feeds Creating a DataSource To create a DataSource, choose Data Sources from the XData [...]

QueryStudio

QueryStudio

Overview After creating a Data Source, the next step is to create a Query Interface.  Essentially, in SQL/XQuery/XPath Terms, this would be to create a representational query of your data via an SQL Query or XML/XPath/XQuery Axis. Creating a New Query Interface There are two ways to create a Query Interface.  The first is by [...]

TransformStudio

TransformStudio

Creating Stylesheets TransformStudio is a suite of tools that allow the developer to create, generate and register stylesheets to be applied to Query Interfaces.  Essentially stylesheets allow one to “style” XML data dynamically, providing another layer of abstraction of data and presentation. Register/Upload a Stylesheet There are two ways to create a stylesheet (aka Transform) [...]

Query Interfaces

Query Interfaces

Embed Query Interface in a Post or Page Now the fun part!  All that work you’ve done to generate dynamically-built WordPress pages pays off!  To embed a Query Interface into a post or page, simply go to “Add New” Post or Page.  There above the toolbar alongside the Upload/Insert is a database icon.  The button [...]

Technical Support

Technical Support

Overview Technical Support is built into the XData Toolkit.  No more fumbling around for links to tech support, forums and knowledgebases. To use the technical support features, one should purchase a support license.  The software is free, so don’t blame us if we won’t work for free!  Everybody has to eat!  Just kidding, buildAutomate offers [...]

Query Variables

Query Variables

Overview Version 1.8 release brings new power to the XData Toolkit and WordPress with the new Query Variable Registry API.   The Query Variable Registry API allows one to develop custom variables to be passed through WordPress and utilized by XData Toolkit SQL queries and XSL transformations.  Take for example the following URL http://buildautomate.com/testdeploy/countries/?bgcolor=%23BBBBBB&headerColor=blue. The [...]

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