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retrieve data from an external source
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:59:25 PM »
Hi,
I need to learn how to get data from an external source(database or excell sheet)

Actually i need to learn how to do theese steps:

1- retrieving a specisific data(row,column...) and show it to user,
2- get the answer from user
3- check the answer with retrieved and showed data before.
4- answer it false, right
5- return to 1. step but always different data.

That all,

Maybe this is so simple maybe not but i know i am pretty new.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 12:08:37 AM »
First question, are you spam?
Second question, you realize this is in the GameMaker subtopic. How is this related to GameMaker?
Thirdly, what language are you using?

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 01:07:43 AM »
No, I am not a spam. I want to learn how to do these in gamemaker studio. I am not experienced in any language that's why i am using gamemaker.
Thank you for your answer.

will you help me

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 09:57:47 AM »
Sorry, no one here is familiar with YoYo's GameMaker. This subtopic is for Al's GameMaker.

You'd probably find more help here: http://gmc.yoyogames.com

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 11:04:17 AM »
Yeah, wrong forum, buddy.  But I can give you a generic tip.  Unless YoYo's GM has built-in support for Excel spreadsheets, you should forget about trying to use them.  You should use CSV files instead.  Store each row/record as a line of text, and use commas to separate the columns/fields.

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 10:30:11 PM »
thanks to your interest

Simply i want to make a word game. There will be about 1500 words and 1500 meaning of these word.

1. show the word (doesn't matter its source)
2. user writes the answer by keyboard.
3. check the answer
4. step 1 different word.

the data source is not important. it can be anything. Even it doesn't need to be external

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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 01:49:42 PM »
So it's like making flash cards? To memorize something?
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Re: retrieve data from an external source
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 01:56:06 PM »
something like.
but user must answer it by writing.
and also ,it doesn't need to be database or external source.