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    Talking Unanswered: Html Front end

    Hello all,

    I would like to be ambitious and create a web frontend for my database.

    I know HTML fairly well, but would not have a clue when trying to connect the front-end to an ODBC connection or an access DB.

    Can anyone help?

    Does anyone have a small example i can hijack?

    Or can you point me towards the code?

    thankyou.

    JNR.

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    I use ASP VBSCRIPT to build the Web Pages
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


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    Smile HTMl Front End

    Depends if you're trying to make the database interract via web pages of not.

    If you want genuine interration (posting data, running complex queries etc) HTML isn't up to it. You'll need a genuine scripting language like .asp, .php or coldfusion (or even .net - but I won't mention that).

    The Brinkster site (www.brinkster.com) is a good starting place for code.

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    Red face

    so where do i start?

    do i need to install ASP or PHP or is it just somthing that runs?

    Jnr.

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    Smile Installing .asp

    Er... yes you need to install asp if you're working on a PC at home or in a network. This is where it gets tricky. If you've got Win98 .asp comes with PWS (personal Web Server) which is not installed by default (you'll need an installation disk). If you've got XP Home edition, you're out of luck, you can't install it. If you've got XP Professional you can install IIS5 ( or IIS6) which should install .net service which will run .asp pages.

    If you need to go down the .php route it's even more complicated. You'll need server software - for WIn98 and XP Pro it's as above (but then you probably wouldn't want to run .php amyway). Apache Server is the best to get, and last time I looked it was free as was (is?) .php.

    Use google to search the internet for Apache and php download sites. The rest is a case of follwing the manual for these I'm afraid.

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    I've used ColdFusion directly to an Access MDB. Looked at converting the mdb to MySQL and decided that the ColdFusion approach was one less step to deal with. Implemented in a fairly short time frame. Been stable now for about 9 months.
    Winston

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