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Wizard-like interface for creating database-driven Web based catalogue Web sites with full administration, searching and sorting without the need for coding.
DataAssist makes building database-driven websites in Dreamweaver a breeze. It combines a wizard-like interface with all the functions you need to manage and update your database without touching the code.

Feature Summary

  • Easily build all the website pages needed to add, update, delete and search your databases
  • Build multi-column dataset displays using standards based CSS
  • Create many-to-many database relationships without coding
  • DataAssist works with PHP, ASP and ColdFusion environments
  • Easily create user-sortable columns and multi-level drop-down lists
  • DataAssist's easy-to-use wizard interface makes it ideal for novice web developers

DataAssist - Features

General Features

Easy to use Wizard

  • Generate all the pages you need
    Like all WebAssist software, the DataAssist wizard makes complex operations simple and completely eliminates hand-coding. Its fast and wonderfully flexible. After youve chosen your data and template, select the types of pages you want. DataAssist generates six different types of pages: Search, Results, Detail, Update, Insert and Delete.
  • Tons of functionality with zero coding
    DataAssists next generation wizard is fast and smart. Label your form fields once and DataAssist applies those labels for all pages end the drudgery! Populate drop-down menus on your search pages : no muss, no fuss.

Layouts for Catalogue and admin sites

  • Multi-column Catalogue pages made easy
    Create results and detail pages for any database-driven site with DataAssist. Top-of-the-line flexible layouts give you the power to show your data in single or multiple column formats in Web standards compliant, CSS based layouts.
  • Visual guides to binding dynamic data
    One of the biggest challenges of building a dynamic catalog page is knowing where to bind the data. DataAssist displays a different wireframe for each layout with clearly labeled tooltips to show you the way.

Pro Search and sort enhancements

  • Sophisticated search capabilities
    DataAssist integrates the advanced search functionality previously available in Database Search. Now you can combine advanced Google-style keyword searches (across multiple database columns) with price, date or number ranges all without coding.
  • Complex sorting made simple
    Let your customer see your data however they want to with DataAssists refined sorting capabilities. Include sortable columns that toggle from ascending to descending or multilevel drop-down list sorting on any results page.

Totally Manages Online Databases

  • Manage your data records individually or all at once
    Some records are best updated or inserted one at a time, which others are easier to manage in groups. DataAssist gives you the flexibility to insert, update or delete single or multiple records its your choice!
  • Outputs forms, controls and server-side code
    Use DataAssist to quickly build out core functionality for any online data management front-end, including all the forms structured for data entry and handling. If you need to go beyond the basics, apply any of the DataAssist server behaviors for complete control.

Advanced Management Functionality

  • Super server behaviors, ready when you are
    When you want to push your application to the next level, DataAssists advanced data server behaviors are there for you. Go further and create complex interactions like updating data from a Web service or managing relational tables. Its all possible with DataAssist.
  • Combine server-side actions without coding
    The DataAssist wizard provides a number of special functions, available at the click of checkbox. Want to add a delete button to your update page? No problem. Need to trigger data updates based on session variables? DataAssist can handle it.

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Features in Version 2.0.5

DataAssist 2.0.5 addresses the following issues and adds the following functionality:
  • Corrected an issue that caused errors to occur when volume names under Mac OSX contained special characters.
  • Updated the Search button image used in Refined/Pacifica. The button image is now the correct color.
  • Corrected an issue that caused an error to occur when applying Repeating Table under Mac OSX.
  • Corrected an issue that caused links to be invalid when pages created by the DataAssist Wizard were set to be 2 or more directories deep.
  • Corrected an issue that caused undesired search results to be returned when logical separator values were modified in the DataAssist Search server behavior.
  • Corrected an issue that caused an error to occur when attempting to add a new recordset to a DataAssist created page that already contained one.
  • Corrected an issue that caused new DataAssist Wizard created pages to have ISO 8859-1 encoding instead of UTF-8.
  • Corrected an issue that caused WebAssist user interfaces to display broken images on Mac OS 10.5 after updating to the latest version of Quicktime.

Features in Version 2

Enhanced layout capabilities

  • Improved administrative layouts
  • New catalog style layouts
  • Multiple column support
  • Descriptive headers
  • Single or dual image headers
  • Wireframe data binding

Multiple record management

  • Multiple record insert
  • Multiple record update
  • Multiple record delete
  • Advanced sorting
  • Sort by column header
  • Sort by select list
  • Toggle ascending / descending
  • Multi-level sorting
  • QueryString binding

Enhanced search

  • Advanced text search
  • Price range search
  • Number range search
  • Date range search
  • Exact match search
  • Multiple select list search
  • Multiple checkbox search

Increased repeat region control

  • Repeating table
  • Repeat selection horizontally
  • Static or dynamic repetitions
  • Integration with Repeat Region
  • Alternating row style support
  • Alternative content
  • Counter binding

Relational table management

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DataAssist - System Requirements


  • Windows Vista, indows XP, or Windows Server 2003
  • Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3
  • Works with static and dynamic pages

Application Server Models

  • ColdFusion 6.x and later
  • ASP JavaScript
  • ASP VBScript
  • PHP 4.2 +


  • Mac Power PC 10.4.x, 10.5.x
  • Mac Intel 10.4.x, 10.5.x
  • Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3
  • Works with static and dynamic pages


  • Microsoft Access (with ASP and ColdFusion)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (with ASP and ColdFusion)
  • Oracle (with ASP and ColdFusion)
  • MySQL 4 and MySQL 5 (with PHP)

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