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hi,
I've been working on a little program for my company for keeping the records of some members, it's basically a WinApp, but since the company has a website in which certain people visit and become members i was wondering if i could update my DB from the website, provided that the guys who did the website are willing to help. but if they are i want to know how can i get the data from them ( i think they made the site with php and mysql). somebody told me that i could ask them to provide me with a web service that would give me (my program) the data in Xml format. can anybody help with this? i want to know where to start and what stuff do i need to know for this job.
thanks guys.

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If they are willing to "help", just have them update a database table with the new members and you can go query it when you need to.

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"just query it"? sorry man but it seems to me you just said go to moon and pick the sun flower but you didn't mention how :idea:. my problem is this "how" to do so. and it turns out they are obliged to help(for money of course! ).
thanks for the reply tho

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Well, the first order of business would be for them to put the data somewhere.
If you require them to populate a database when new members come in, that's a good start.
They are probably already keeping such a repository.

The step after that (if you're going to continue using C# (or dot net)) would be to use some of the data access classes depending on which database type they use.

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what exactly do you mean by database type? i mean like mysql or sql server or something else?

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