When it comes to database publishing, Caspio provides essential functionality that is missing in most Content Management Systems (CMS) and blogging tools. While CMS platforms can help you get free-form content published, they often fall short in supporting structured data and databases. Most CMS tools also lack the ability to visualize data and create interactive databases with ad-hoc search. Caspio fills this void and works well with all CMS tools and website technologies.
Caspio's online database is based on Microsoft SQL Server to offer you superior scale and reliability, while providing an easy-to-use web interface to help you manage your data with ease. The platform includes built-in database publishing capabilities that handle the entire process of data collection, reporting, data visualization, and deployment.
Today, over 80% of America's largest newspaper websites use Caspio to publish local, state and federal databases as interactive web-based applications.
Most database publishing projects start with importing data into the Caspio platform using the following methods:
Both methods can be achieved using Caspio's point-and-click user interface. Caspio can process many data formats including Microsoft Access, Excel, CSV, fixed-width test, delimited text, and XML.
With scheduled import, Caspio can automatically connect to the source of your data, be it an HTTP site, FTP server, Amazon S3, Dropbox and more, and import file as scheduled so your data will always be up-to-date in your Caspio online database.
Caspio's intuitive point-and-click wizards are designed for business users to create web interfaces without any coding or development skills. Step-by-step wizards guide you through the creation process of various types of web interfaces for your database. The interfaces you build with Caspio can then be embedded on any website, hosted anywhere.
Searchable databases are the most commonly-used method to publish databases online. A typical Caspio interface allows your end users to search the database using a search form with multiple criteria and submit the form to see the desired results. On the results page, they can drilldown to see the details of each record.
There are many customization options when designing your web interfaces. The following are just some of the options that you have available to you in Caspio:
Caspio truly shines when it comes to publishing databases on your website. Caspio offers a sophisticated "embedded" deployment method for a seamless look-and-feel on any web platform or hosting provider, including Wordpress, Sharepoint, and various CMS platforms. With Caspio, you can maintain the integrity of your brand while offering an optimal user experience for end users interacting with data directly on your own website.
Caspio provides several ways to publish databases on your website:
Here are a few other considerations for database publishers:
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