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Discussion in 'Software' started by squeck, 3 Oct 2002.

  1. squeck

    squeck Lurker

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    at the moment i'm trying to learn how to couple a database with my webpages. i've got win xp pro (with iis installed) and am useing dreamweaver mx and ms access, but whenever i try to use the database it won't work. :wallbash:

    i think i've set up the ODBC connection right but i'm not sure.

    does anyone what i'm doin wrong, or if there are any good tutorials anywhere on the subject.
     
  2. bradford010

    bradford010 Bradon Frohman

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    Mind if I ask what your reasons were for choosing Dreamweaver and Access?
     
  3. squeck

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    well, i already had access because its part of office. I like dreamweaver because its easy to use and i use flash a lot (which mx integrates with)
     
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    bradford010 Bradon Frohman

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    Unless you already have an existing database set up in Access that you just want to integrate into an online application, I really would suggest looking into mySQL. It's free and not too difficult to pick up the basics.

    Trust me, you'll be happy you did once you're up and running.

    I'm not aware of any features with Dreamweaver that allow integration with flash over and above really basic stuff. Any more info on that?
     
  5. squeck

    squeck Lurker

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    flash, dreamweaver, fireworks integration

    there isn't lots of integration, but there are things like editing flash .swf files from dreamweaver and playing .swf's in dreamweaver - mostly stuff to make editting easier
     
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    squeck Lurker

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    so you suggest that i learn asp.
     
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    relix Minimodder

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    nope, as I don't have experience with PHP I can't suggest. But if you are working in ASP then you will find the answer to your problem on that site, young padawan :D
     
  9. bradford010

    bradford010 Bradon Frohman

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    ASP, PHP and CGI/perl are all equally capable languages (with the exception of perhaps perl, which can get quite hardcore if you explore it's larger scope fully).

    Trick is, dabble a little in each, and see which one grabs you best. :D
     
  10. n0fear

    n0fear What's a Dremel?

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    another good thing about php is that it is very similar to the C languages, which could help if you decide to take up those languages :)

    i can't diss ASP (as much as i'd like to... microsoft), because i've never used it
     
  11. KevinOwns

    KevinOwns What's a Dremel?

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    I can! But I won't, because ASP is a perfectly fine language if you are running on IIS. The language works, I'll give it that. The only thing I don't like about it is how it is scripted. I can't stand VB/vbscript.
     
  12. iSteve

    iSteve What's a Dremel?

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    Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL

    (Sorry for repeating myself, but you should remember to Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL Use PHP Use MySQL :) )
     
  13. complexprocess

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    if you're going to stick with the access database, asp is deffinately the way to go. they interface easily, and asp is pretty easy to learn (my opinion). it's not my favorite scripting language (hell, i don't even like scripting languages, but they're unavoidable for me), but it is probably the best on in your situation. brinkster.com is a decent free host if you're looking for one that supports access/asp, btw.
     

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