On another topic...Does MySQL handle record locking and prevent multiple
open edits by different users?
"Maxim Maletsky" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Risks are to share properly the data. You can never rely on the accuracy
> of data in the flat files as those could be changing at the same
> instance as your application is reading it. RDMS (not mySQL) can handle
> it under relational logic mechanisms, meaning they would not read the
> data that is currently being written and would not write the data that
> is currently being read.
> Maxim Maletsky
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> "Crony" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote... :
> > I have written a few small apps in PHP and MySQL. These were mostly
> > paste and change and fairly easy. I now wnat ot connect to a flat file
> > that is used by another enterprise app. Then I want to start normal PHP
> > programming. Is there any risk in doing this? Where do I start?
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