An HTX file is actually an HTML file that contains data variables for displaying the database query results as a webpage. Mostly created with Microsoft FrontPage Web development software, HTX files are saved to be saved in the same folder as the corresponding Internet Database Connector (.IDC) file.
HTX files can be opened with applications such as Microsoft FrontPage and any text editor such as Notepad, TextEdit, or Atom.
HTX File Format
HTX files are saved as plain text file with code for retrieving data from a database and saving in variables for display.
HTX File Example
An example of HTX file is as follow that defines a page header for displaying the query restriction and the documents displayed on the page for displaying to user.
<%if CiMatchedRecordCount eq 0%>
No documents matched the query "<%EscapeHTMLCiRestriction%>".</H4>
<H4>Documents <%CiFirstRecordNumber%> to <%CiLastRecordNumber%> of
<%if CiMatchedRecordCount eq CiMaxRecordsInResultSet%>
<%CiMatchedRecordCount%> matching the query
The output of this sample code is as follow.
Documents 1 to 10 of the first 150 matching the query "cache".
As can be seen, the HTX file is a template that formats how results are returned and displayed to the end users. It is written in the HTML format with some IIS extensions and Indexing Service. These extensions include variable names and other codes for processing results.