I'm working on a Visual Basic application and would like to have it send its results (either an XML file or database rows) from the application to a database online for processing.
I'm more familiar with MySQL/PHP but have no idea where to get started on with this.
What I would like to have happen is:
1 - The user runs the program. (the program itself is storing its results on a database installed on the computer)
2 - The user is ready to submit the results of this program for processing. (a bunch of swiss styled match results including who participated, who won, and other information for the tournament) They submit the results through a command available in the program. (I guess this would be considered an upload.)
3- Once received in the database, the database would store the results in its own table. (I just need to get it flagged for processing.)
4- The program sends an acknowledgement back to the program.
I also need help doing the inverse. (That is the database online sends it back to the database on the computer)
I know its a pretty complicated answer but any steps which will take me to an answer is appreciated.