Inmagic® DB/TextWorks® and
DB/Text® WebPublisher PRO
Version 10.00 README File

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This README file covers Inmagic® DB/TextWorks® and Inmagic® DB/Text® WebPublisher PRO. You only need to read about those products that you purchased.


About the Products

What's New in this Version?

Issues Resolved

Backward Compatibility Issues

Documentation Resources

Contacting Inmagic, Inc. and Communicating with Others

About the Products

DB/TextWorks is a content management system—a type of database software that enables you to build networked and standalone textbases to manage text, numbers, dates, and electronic images. DB/TextWorks combines traditional database power, including the ability to manipulate data and perform arithmetic calculations, with the ability to handle large amounts of text. When you want to publish your textbase(s) over the Web, you need to use DB/Text WebPublisher PRO.

DB/TextWorks also provides you with access to™, which gives you the ability to connect to the Inmagic server from within a DB/TextWorks session to accomplish various tasks related to cataloging, indexing, and disseminating information throughout an organization.

DB/Text WebPublisher PRO is a server version of DB/TextWorks that enables you to publish textbases on the Internet or an intranet, so Web users can search them. WebPublisher PRO accepts queries from standard Web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, and accepts XML function calls. The software returns search results in dynamically generated HTML and XML reports, and allows for editing over the Web. WebPublisher PRO, which is a separate product to be purchased, is used together with DB/TextWorks, which is the "buildware" for creating searchable textbases.

What's New in this Version?

This section lists each new and enhanced feature for DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO. For more information on a feature, see the online help, unless otherwise noted.














WebPublisher PRO














o       Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 must be installed before you can install the WebPublisher PRO software. The installation program will not proceed if it does not detect that .NET Framework version 2.0 is already on the machine on which you are trying to install the WebPublisher PRO software.

o       Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 must be installed before you can install the WebPublisher PRO software. The installation program will not proceed if it does not detect that Internet Explorer version 6.0 is already on the machine on which you are trying to install the WebPublisher PRO software.

o       The install kit now includes an HTML query screen (CARSQSB.HTM) for use with the sample CARS textbase that uses the Inmagic Choices Browser.


o       For the WebPublisher PRO virtual directories, dbtw-wpd and InmagicBrowse, the install kit lets you select a Web site other than Default Web Site, and permits you to specify which authentication to use (Anonymous, Basic, Integrated Windows) and whether to use SSL.


o       The program files are digitally signed.



Issues Resolved


DB/TextWorks version 10.00 addressed the following issues. The applicable Inmagic Software Problem Report (SPR) number follows each item listed.

















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Backward Compatibility Issues

DB/TextWorks and DB/Text WebPublisher PRO 10.0 are compatible with the following Inmagic products:

·        DB/SearchWorks Runtime 9.00

·        DB/Text PowerPack (and PowerPack Lite) version 8.00

·        DB/Text MARC Transformer

·        DB/Text for Libraries version 6.1

·        Inmagic® ODBC Driver for DB/Text® version 8.00

·        Inmagic Gatherer version 1.30.2

The first two above are included on the DB/TextWorks 10.00 installation CD.

You can use products with earlier versions with DB/TextWorks 10.00 if:

·        The textbase structure is not created or modified using DB/TextWorks 8.00 or later.

·        The public textbase elements (query screens, forms, and record skeletons) or textbase default elements are not changed using DB/TextWorks 8.00 or later. Note that public saved sets can be changed (for example, refreshed, or created) without affecting backward compatibility.

Note: The image annotation format changed in DB/TextWorks 8.00. If you are upgrading from DB/TextWorks 7.01 or earlier, you will need to convert your image annotations for use with DB/TextWorks 10.00. Contact Inmagic Technical Support for information on how to do so.

Documentation Resources

The following table lists the documentation and help resources for DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO. When available, you received electronic copies of the respective documentation set when you installed the applicable product. You will find them in the Documentation subfolder of the main installation folder for each product. In addition, you can access the documentation sets through the Inmagic Customer Extranet at



Installation and Upgrade Notes for DB/TextWorks

This document explains how to install and upgrade the product. An electronic version of this document is available on the installation CD-ROM or when you download the product.

Installation and Upgrade Notes for WebPublisher PRO

This document explains how to install and upgrade the product. An electronic version of this document is available on the installation CD-ROM or when you download the product.

Online Help File

The help file, which covers DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO, contains the most up-to-date information and includes more details than their user's manuals. To open the help file, start DB/TextWorks and press F1, or choose Help>Help Topics from the DB/TextWorks menu bar.

Web Services Guide

This guide describes the Web services - SOAP interface available for use with the DB/Text® product line. It is available as a PDF file, which is also included with the installation of the WebPublisher PRO product.

XML Tutorial

You can use this tutorial to help you get started with WebPublisher PRO. Created with Microsoft ASP, this tutorial lets you add records via the Web to the Cars textbase, which is also installed with WebPublisher PRO. See Knowledgebase article 2772.

Inmagic Web Products Schema Documentation

This file contains information about each element you can submit in XML to WebPublisher PRO. To access the schema documentation, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet.

README File for PowerPack Lite

PowerPack Lite is bundled with DB/TextWorks, and you install PowerPack Lite from the same method as you installed DB/TextWorks (from an installation CD-ROM or from a download). This README file was installed in the PowerPack Lite installation folder.


Use the Inmagic Technical Support knowledgebase on the Web to search for solutions to common problems and explanations for error messages. To access the knowledgebase, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet.

HTML help pages for WebPublisher PRO

These files provide help topics for WebPublisher PRO. See the online help for descriptions of WEB_BEGIN.HTM, WEB_ALT_BEGIN.HTM, WEB_ICHOICES.HTM, WEB_MSG.HTM, and WEB_WW.HTM, which are in the HELP subfolder of the WebPublisher PRO installation folder, and INMBROWSEHELP.HTM, which is in the INMAGICBROWSE subfolder.


Contacting Inmagic and Communicating with Other Users

For help, you can contact Inmagic, Inc. or your local Inmagic dealer. You can also communicate with other Inmagic users.

If you have a maintenance agreement, please have your customer ID ready, and try to be at your computer when you call. If that is not possible, note exactly what you were doing when you encountered the problem, the exact text of any error messages you received, and your software version number and serial number (choose Help>About DB/TextWorks to look it up). If you do not have a maintenance agreement, you can contact Inmagic Customer Service to purchase one.

Inmagic, Inc.

200 Unicorn Park Drive

Fourth Floor

Woburn, MA 01801 U.S.A.

Tel: 781-938-4444 or 800-229-8398

Fax: 781-938-4446

- technical support questions

- general company, product, and services questions

- sales, product pricing, and custom solution questions

- feature requests

If your message is intended for a particular person at Inmagic, Inc. (for example, a Technical Support representative who is expecting the message or files), please include the name of that person in the subject and in the message.

Communicating with Other Users

You can participate in user-to-user discussions through an Inmagic forum on the Web. Note that the forums are not an official customer or technical support channel for Inmagic products. To participate in a forum, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet at