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02-21-02, 09:40 AM   #1  
putting up a data base...

Why is it so difficult to put a searchable database up on my site??
Is there an easy way to do this?? Pls explain..

 
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02-22-02, 01:10 AM   #2  
One of the difficulties for a server sided database is the translation of the database into a format that the server can understand. The "easy" ways out: deliver the entire database as a web page and allow the browser to search it via javascript or create the database and pay for delivery and management.

Years ago I was taught some of this junk in Networking classes, [my mistake, an elective choice], and then I subsequently chose to forget it.
The dogma: http://wdvl.com/Authoring/DB/Intro/toc.html
A less intense overview and how to for one type of database http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...tml?tw=backend
If you insist: http://www.webknowhow.net/
A cheap trick: http://www.ecriteria.net/
The current trend leans toward active server page: .ASP

 
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02-22-02, 04:25 AM   #3  
Thanks a lot!! The "cheap trick" link is exatly what I have been looking for!! It looks too easy to be any good!! Is it?

 
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02-26-02, 09:43 PM   #4  
toptosher, that link was sent to me by a friend facing the same dilemma you are. Essentially he asked what I thought. Obviously the free version is restrictive. I told him to try the free version first. Then if you choose to upgrade analize the yearly cost verses the cost of having custom scripts written.. Another option is hunting down scripts on the web. They are available, but they may or may not fit your need. Everything else involves a learning cure.

At nearly $40 a mo. for the top end version your income for the data posted should be at least 5 or 6 times that. Ten times that is more to my liking, and that is entry level motivion.

 
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