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hi, just wondering if there is any code out there, that could link a micro$oft access 2003 database to a webpage, im intending for it to be an offline page, so it would only be running on the same computer as the database.

thanks, darren

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Hi darrenw89,
It can be done only by using an scripting language which I recommend PHP.
Tell me if you want to know more.Also take a look at PHP Manual at ODBC Functions (Unified).

Good luck.

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HTML alone cannot connect to a database. What you need to do is research server-side web programming languages. There are both scripting and compiled languages. The most popular at the moment is PHP, and Daniweb has a nice PHP forum. The other current contender is ASP.NET from Microsoft, and we have an ASP.NET forum as well.

Welcome to the forum.

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cheers guys, so theres no simple way of linking an offline webpage to a database? - how hard would it be via php?

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What is an "offline web page"? Of course one can link a page to a database, by means of a program running on the server written in a server-side programming language. The program will connect to the database, perform the queries and logic, and emit an HTML document.

HTML is a declarative syntax for describing a document. A "document" is a static thing - it is NOT a dynamic entity that can interact with a database. HTML is interpreted by a browser, which has strict rules for what it can and cannot do on a user system.

Also, it is client-side technology, so an HTML document cannot interact with anything on the server.

If you want a web program that interacts with a database, you need to use a server-side programming language, such as PHP, ASP, ColdFusion, ASP.NET, or Java. I recommend PHP.

There is no way to answer a question such as "how hard would it be". I find it quite simple. Others struggle to learn PHP. Some already know SQL, others don't know how to pronounce "SQL".

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G'day folks!

I'm trying to do something similar to the guy above, and had already assumed i'd need to use a PHP script of some kind to do it, basically what i'm trynig to setup is a html/php front end system that queries a database for support history (e.g. past problems)

Any ideas on the best way to tackle this/if there's a template out there perhaps someone has already setup?

regards

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Purely because I need a really EASY front end to it because most of my colleagues are douches (Not really, they're just lazy)

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