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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Unhappy Unanswered: Converting to DataAccessPage

    I have a database that reports on evaluation forms from training courses. Evaluations are all manually inputted by myself but interfering boss reckons that creating something on our Intranet that users could fill in would be a good idea.

    My database as it stands is pretty basic stuff.
    * Forms, subforms etc.
    * VB Code where a command to add a new records is probably the most advanced part.

    I've tried to save the forms as HTML but I get the forms with no commands avaliable, there is no link between the forms and subforms seem to have been abandoned. Can anyone help me by saying what it is I should be doing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Here is something I put together about ASP that hopefully might help somehow. (And Data Access Pages generally aren't used on the Internet as each user would need to have access to the database tables on the clientside.)

    Web Database Concept

    You and others can have access to a database hosted on the Web from any location that has a browser with an Internet connection.

    The Web database concept makes sense if you and your people want to do work in various locations in or outside the office and still be "plugged" in.

    For example you could have employees enter timesheets or have sales reps log their contacts. Or perhaps you'd like customers to be able to check the status of their orders online without having to call the company.

    If you want a Web database, typically what would happen is that a database such as Access or MySQL (basically just consisting of tables) would be put on the Web.

    Then "dynamic" Web pages (such as classic ASP pages which include VBScript, HTML, and/or JavaScript) would be created acting like the old desktop database's queries, forms, and reports to access the database - all hosted on a Web Server.

    Dynamic Web pages are similar in many ways to regular HTML pages. But they are "live" because the user can read from and write to information in the database. An example where you can login and add, edit, or view fictional customers and invoices is at

    Not all Web hosts will handle dynamic Web pages but many do. The Web hosts that can handle ASP pages usually have a Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 operating system running an IIS Web server.

    Here are a few good ASP sites:
    o ASP101 Samples -
    o W3Schools ASP Tutorial -
    o Microsoft VBScript Language Reference -

    And the following newsgroup is good:

    Or for a "quick and dirty" generic ASP open source solution to putting databases on the Web (often works well for the admin area of a Web site) that just requires setting up a configuration page for each table or query and uploading the database to the Web as long as there is an autonumber field in each table (and you'll probably also separately want to create login capabilities), perhaps try something like this:
    GenericDB by Eli Robillard and then click on the Tips link to see an example
    J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
    Access Database Sample, Web Database Sample, ASP Design Tips

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