Can flash use external data to change color of states on map

Hi all-

I am working on a website for one of my employers? He needs the state to change colors based on a “number” linked to a database. The database is updated on a daily basis.

The colors would be based on some kind of formula or range of number… i.e. 1-10=white 11-20=yellow 21-30 orange 31-40=red and so forth.

There is a company that already does something like this but i can not figure out how they are doing it. The really hard thing is “I only need the map.”

I am very new at using flash and do need a thorough explaination/lesson. Please help.

Thanx. -a8le