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CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

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I need a perl program to process forms and log them into a database or text file.  I would then want this information available for search based on specific keywords.  Anyone have a good program I can try/buy?

RE: CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

half the posts on this forum are by people who do exactly what you're asking.  perl plus DBI plus mysql(or any database server) plus apache(or other web server) is the solution to your problem, but it needs to be programmed by someone who knows them all.  there's not really a 'program' per se that will complete your job, but a couple of different programs glued together with perl scripts.  this isn't really the only way to do it, but it's the perl way (and you did ask a perl forum).

"If you think you're too small to make a difference, try spending a night in a closed tent with a mosquito."

RE: CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

Perl would be very competent tool to use for such a system.  Perl handles web chores very well with a variety of choices of modules to leverage against the tasks and Perl has a very competent database interface approach in the DBI/DBD modules.  I agree with stillflame in that I do not believe it is likely that you will find a pre-written piece of code that would be easily configured and installed to do your trick.  Instead, I suggest that you seek the support of someone who understands the issues and can help you make some intelligent decisions.

Good Luck,


 
 
 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: CGI FORM PROCESSOR and DATABASE QUERY

If you really want to get into DBI programming, I suggest you pick up the book Programming the Perl DBI by Alligator Descartes and Tim Bunce.

The book is the best I have ever read on how the DBI works and how databases work in general.

It is published by O'Reilly Associates, Inc. and is worth the $35 that it costs.

I would not suggest purchasing any program since most Perl hackers are willing to give their source code away as long as you give them credit for it.

Hope this helps,

-Vic

vic cherubini
vikter@epicsoftware.com
www.epicsoftware.com
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Knows: Perl, HTML, JavScript, C/C++, PHP, Flash, Director
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