Apologies if my situation isn't clear. My brain is noodle-soup after all this!
I am given an updated copy of the MS Access database periodically. That needs uploading to the website and a few pages use it to populate themselves with relevant data. Basically - username/password check to login. If successful then show them most of the fields in their record. Simple! Simple, yeah, nothing to it... ;) Now my server admin are playing ball I have hope. If I can convert the MS Access db to MySQL without too many problems then I should be home and dry... Alex |:| Reply-to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] |:| |-----Original Message----- |From: Gryffyn, Trevor [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] |Sent: 12 May 2004 17:13 |To: PHP List |Cc: Alex Gemmell |Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Linux/PHP/Access Database - oh boy :( | |I think you'd have the same issue with Chilisoft ASP as you would with |PHP because the issue isn't with the scripting language but with the |OS's support for ODBC or DSNless connections to an Access database. I |did a little reading on Chilisoft ASP a while ago and (1) it's not free |from what I understand and (2) I heard it doesn't function exactly how |ASP is supposed to so you could have some stability issues. The MySQL |thing along with MDBTools or something sounds like it could be the best |way to go. | |Or if you keep your master data set in MySQL and just use Access to pull |a copy from it when necessary for distribution (you said you distributed |the data via MDB files right? Or do people change the MDBs and that |becomes the master?) | |At any rate, good luck! And keep us updated! | |-TG | | |> -----Original Message----- |> From: Alex Gemmell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] |> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:09 PM |> To: Gryffyn, Trevor; 'PHP List' |> Cc: 'Robert Twitty' |> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Linux/PHP/Access Database - oh boy :( |> |> |> Thanks again Trevor and Bob! |> |> The reason I was mentioning ASP is because "Chilli Soft! ASP" |> thingy (?) is |> installed on the live (Linux/Apache) server. IIS doesn't |> come in to play |> (other than on my localhost I was (stupidly) testing on!). |> |> I have just got off the phone having managed to get the |> server admin to |> concede to allowing MySQL to be installed. Hopefully he will |> actually do |> this! |> |> If so, this will solve ALL my problems! Hurrah for |> Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL! |> Hurrah! |> |> |> Alex |> |:| Reply-to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] |:| |> |> Or call me for free using Skype: -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php