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    Unanswered: new to ASP

    I'm new to ASP and would welcome any help possible or pointers in the right direction.

    I'm building an Access database with company profiles and want web output with searchable facilities e.g company in Indiana, or by ranking, number of employees etc. Haven't a clue where to start off.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    pachamama
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    Fortune Global 500 Databank

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    I recommend you to read the following book:

    Beginning ASP Databases, John Kauffman

    You will find the thing you need. Good luck.

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    Here is something I put together about ASP that hopefully might help somehow.

    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 (actually 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 http://www.bullschmidt.com/login.asp

    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 operating system running an IIS Web server.

    Here are a few good ASP sites:
    o ASP101 Samples - http://www.asp101.com/samples
    o W3Schools ASP Tutorial - http://www.w3schools.com/asp
    o Microsoft VBScript Language Reference - http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting/...bscripttoc.htm

    And the following newsgroup is good:
    microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general

    Or for a "quick and dirty" generic ASP open source solution to putting databases on the Web 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
    http://www.genericdb.com and then click on the Tips link to see an example
    J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
    www.Bullschmidt.com
    Access Database Sample, Web Database Sample, ASP Design Tips

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    Originally posted by gyuan
    I recommend you to read the following book:

    Beginning ASP Databases, John Kauffman

    You will find the thing you need. Good luck.
    Thanks very much for your help
    pachamama
    www.researchbank.co.uk
    Fortune Global 500 Databank

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    Originally posted by Bullschmidt
    Here is something I put together about ASP that hopefully might help somehow.

    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 (actually 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 http://www.bullschmidt.com/login.asp

    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 operating system running an IIS Web server.

    Here are a few good ASP sites:
    o ASP101 Samples - http://www.asp101.com/samples
    o W3Schools ASP Tutorial - http://www.w3schools.com/asp
    o Microsoft VBScript Language Reference - http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting/...bscripttoc.htm

    And the following newsgroup is good:
    microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general

    Or for a "quick and dirty" generic ASP open source solution to putting databases on the Web 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
    http://www.genericdb.com and then click on the Tips link to see an example
    Thanks very much for your help, I'll slowly get my head round this being a bear of little brain this morning!
    pachamama
    www.researchbank.co.uk
    Fortune Global 500 Databank

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    Thanks very much for your help, I'll slowly get my head round this being a bear of little brain this morning!
    LOL!
    J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
    www.Bullschmidt.com
    Access Database Sample, Web Database Sample, ASP Design Tips

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