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Lighthouse Data Management Software

Overview

Lighthouse Database Administration Software, available in both ASP.NET and ColdFusion, is a data management system that offers add, edit, delete, view, search, and export functionality over any database table with a few simple lines of code. Lighthouse can be configured to manage a number of functionalities from event registration, blog management, and email marketing systems to customer, membership, and donor databases. With Lighthouse Database Administration Software, sophisticated systems to manage virtually any type of content can be built in a matter of minutes.

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For detailed information on Lighthouse Database Administration Software, including the API, system requirements, installation, and licensing, please view the Reference Manual. We also encourage you to try our demo application to experience Lighthouse first-hand.

Feature-Rich

Lighthouse offers all of the core features you would expect from a database content management system (CMS).  Below are just a few of the product's features.

  • Add, Edit, Delete, View, Search, and Export functionality are automatically built by Lighthouse.
  • Support for text fields, text areas, HTML Edit boxes, select lists, multiple-select lists, checkboxes, checkbox groups, radio buttons, pop-up selects, multiple pop-up selects, and file uploads.
  • Built-in HTML Editor enables rich formatting of content without having to know HTML.
  • Automatic data validation ensures that entries will conform to the type of data you need. Data validation rules include checks for required fields, valid numbers, valid dates, valid email addresses, etc.
  • Flexible column display options on the "View" screen enables users to view only the fields they are interested in and sort the data on any column.
  • Integrated spell check engine ensures that your content does not contain any misspellings.

Simple to Use

Lighthouse offers an easy-to-use interface that is friendly to even novice web users. All Lighthouse pages consist of simple forms for adding or editing content and grid-based displays for data. In addition, Lighthouse can be customized with Help Text for each field to ensure that users know what data to put in each field when adding or editing content.

Sample Code

The following code is all that is needed to manage content using Lighthouse Database Administration Software. In this example, we will be managing FAQs. Our FAQ data consists of an ID (the primary key), a question, and an answer. The code below would provide add, edit, delete, search, view, export to Excel, etc. functionality for your content.

<lh:MS_Table table="tbl_FAQs" dsn="myDB">
<lh:MS_TableColumn ColName="FAQID" DispName="ID" type="integer" PrimaryKey="true" />
<lh:MS_TableColumn ColName="Question" FormFieldParameters="size=50" maxlength="100" Required="Yes" searchType="contains" />
<lh:MS_TableColumn ColName="Answer" type="textarea" allowHTML="yes" FormFieldParameters="rows=5 cols=50" maxlength="500" Required="Yes" />
</lh:MS_Table>

Supported Platforms

Server: ColdFusion 8+, ASP.Net MVC 3

Database: SQL Server 2005+ (including Express edition)

Web-based Client: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox

Testimonials

  • Modern Signal has been a great partner for us for over the past 10 years.  As our business grew and our needs changed, Modern Signal was able to work with us to adjust our website platform in the ever-changing online world.  Their service and response level has been second to none, and we've been never been happier with our relationship with them.

    - Charm City Run

  • Modern Signal significantly enhanced our site to be more efficient and user-friendly. They provide excellent customer service with timely and cost-effective solutions.

    - Center for Medicare Education

  • Modern Signal understands our business - from future needs to current limitations - so their solutions are always scalable, solid, and service-oriented.

    - National Association of Home Builders

  • Modern Signal worked with us to understand our needs and figure out what solution would work best for us. Our Lighthouse CMS is perfectly suited to our website goals. When we later needed to modify the CMS, they again took the time to understand exactly what was  needed and then built that functionality rather than delivering a cookie cutter solution.   

    - Ecosystem Investment Partners

  • I felt as if my company was their only client. They responded to my needs quickly and efficiently despite short turn around time and intense demands.

    - Teaching Strategies, Inc.

  • Modern Signal has a professional staff that was very responsive to our needs during all phases - scoping, developing, implementing and maintaining - of our project.  We have been pleased with their ability to deliver quality work on time and on budget. If given the opportunity, I would work with them again.

    - The National Center for Safe Routes to School

  • We wouldn’t have gotten where we are today without your support over the years.  Modern Signal has always been a great partner to us.

    - Kirk Gillis, Managing Director at Zoom Tanzania

  • This was by far the smoothest website redevelopment I have ever experienced. Modern Signal was a wonderful company to work with and we greatly value our working relationship. 

    - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • I love working with Modern Signal! Their CMS is very easy to use and they are incredibly responsive to questions or challenges I bring them.

    - NALP