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Storing Captivate Test Scores in a Database and Exporting Them To Excel with ColdFusion

Macromedia Captivate has proven itself as a tool for providing elegantly simple interactivity for product or software demonstrations. It also has many other dynamic features that can save you lots of time, one of them being the ability to build an interactive quiz. In the following article, you will create a test using Captivate, tabulate the results, store them in a database by using Macromedia ColdFusion, and export them to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Creating a quiz in Captivate is a cinch, but if you don’t have a Learning Management System at your disposal, how do you know who passed or failed your test? Here’s how.


To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files:


ColdFusion MX

Dreamweaver MX

Microsoft Access and Excel

Tutorials and sample files:

This ZIP file contains the ColdFusion solution files, the database, and JavaScript. Build the CFML files through the tutorial steps, and refer to the solutions when necessary.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and ColdFusion