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database starting point

database starting point

database starting point

This is a starting point for me. I am not sure if I am posting in the right forum or not. If not please let me know where I should look to.

I want to create a simple menu that displays four text boxes. Each bow would allow text to be entered. Once submitted it would append the data to a file and the text box would clear for more input.

I want to run this from a web interface.
Run it from my local intranet

Any ideas on how to create this ?


RE: database starting point

Hi Abovebrd,
this is what you'll need to learn.
   (1) DBM files (add/delete/update records) using perl
   (2) CGI scripts
         - display your form
         - have the form run your cgi script
         - have the script process the info and append
           to the DBM file.

notes : make sure you make the dbm file writeable by the
        user_id used by your webserver. (ie. nobody)

DBM (Database Management Files)

an that's about it.


MySQL Webring

RE: database starting point

i guess you would use Perl to do this right?

first, make sure you have Perl installed in your intranet server.
if your server is linux/unix, use the following command to check for Perl:

    type perl

if your server is NT, go to www.activestate.com to download ActivePerl.

for info on how to write Perl script, you can visit here:


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