I am trying to set up an excel sheet and use it as a dynamic datasource. Eventuall the Excel is supposed to be stored on a network drive. I have already read the article about how to do this. My question: The article only describes how to do this on windows. Is it possible to do this using the Tizne player on Samsung Signage displays?
Having spent the day looking at different options on how to solve our problem a few other options have come to mind.
Here is what we are trying to achieve:
Our customer is operating multiple production lines. each of these lines is dedicated to a customer. These customers change. We want to use intuiface to display the Identifier (i.e. the number) of the production line and the customer it is currently dedicated to.
This information is stored in a very simple Excel file (two columns - one with the number one with the customer) that sits on a network drive.
Since the whole approach with the with trying to create a link to a file (as describes in the tutorial) hasn’t worked for me I have been thinking about writing my own interface asset to copy the original file into the local folder (on the player) and overwrite whatever version of the file is there.
(this has caused intuiface composer (in play mode) to crash)
Another idea that came to mind was having Excel export an xml (because handling Excel files in c# is just a pain) und then creating an interface asset that will access this xml file and expose the customer name to intuiface. And doing all the filtering of the xml in c# (as opposed to having intuiface filter the Excel).
What would you suggest I do? And what platforms will these approaches work on? We would like to use Intuiface player on a Tizen system Android would be another option. We would only use a windows machine as a last resort.
Sorry for the long post… here is a potato