So I have a bit of a problem... A la I am posting on this forum. If you will bare with me for a short narrative I can explain the situation.
Currently a department in my school is involved in a Weather data collection project which they have asked me to take part in. The project involves writing data to an SQL database and then displaying this data via the web. The problem is the system that encompasses the weather data collector spits out .MDF files (MS SQL Server Style) and we only have PHP at our disposal. I am used to doing queries in PHP but only on a MY SQL database never directly to a .MDF file. Is there any way using PHP to directly access and manipulate a local .MDF file? Or does it need some sort of hosting like through MS SQL or SQL Server 2005?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for taking the time to read through my problem.