Thanks Bob, I was afraid of that! Ah well. I have one or two more glimmers of hope left before I abandon this entirely and learn some ASP super-quickly!
Alex |:| Reply-to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] |:| |-----Original Message----- |From: Robert Twitty [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] |Sent: 12 May 2004 14:54 |To: Alex Gemmell |Cc: PHP List |Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Linux/PHP/Access Database - oh boy :( | |On Wed, 12 May 2004, Alex Gemmell wrote: | |> Hello all, |> |> I am fairly new to Linux/PHP so please bear with me. I have an awfully |> awkward problem to solve - a stop gap solution for the next 6 months |until |> we have out in-house servers set up and running. I also have a very |short |> timeframe to sort this out. I am using PHP on a remotely hosted Linux |web |> server to build my website, however I have been given a MS Access |database |> to use! Despite my best efforts (and two days Google trawling) I haven't |> found a suitable solution so I am turning to your collective knowledge. |> |> First things first - I do not run the server and cannot install any new |> tools on to it (I cannot access the folders above my web root). There |are |> lots of suggestions on the net about installing MDBTools and UnixODBC RPM |> (http://bryanmills.net:8086/archives/000099.html) - but that involves the |> admin who won't do it! I can, of course, put scripts that may help in |the |> actual web folder and reference them if anyone has any ideas. |> |> I know I must use a DSN-less connection. I first tried connecting |directly |> to the mdb file using: |> $conn = new COM("ADODB.Connection") or die ("Cannot create |ADODB |> Connection object."); | |You cannot do this on Linux because I don't believe it supports COM nor |OLEDB. If your ISP allows you to use dynamically loadable PHP extensions, |then you might be able to use ODBTP. But, this solution requires the use |of a Windows machine that can be accessed by the Linux box via port 2799, |which may not be possible for you. Thus, your only option would be |MDBTools and unixODBC. | |If your provider won't let you install MDBTools or ODBTP, then your only |solution is to get a new provider. | |-- bob -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php