Flash is enabled to work with a number of different scripting languages including XML. Without having a full understanding of advanced scripting, beginners to Flash can work with freeware like Maani's XML/SWF Charts.
This easy-to-use FREE software allows users to create a variety of visually appealing charts from dynamic XML data. Creating an XML data file is as easy as producing a simple text file. While creating SWF charts and graphs might not necessarily be your ultimate goal, this freeware is great to use to begin to understand the use of dynamic XML data in Flash.
Download Maani's XML/SWF Charts Freeware here
This software has been very helpful in developing ideas and visuals for my living trauma project, as seen in the screenshot above.