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Database reading

Spo0n
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How do I read info from a database and display it on a web page?  What types of databases and I looking at using (access/foxpro/*unix/linux dbs?*)? Do I need CGI to perform any SQL? I totally have no idea where to start on this...in the end I would like users to be able to choose from a set of drop down menu options (age / sex / location) and the  result displayed depending on their choices.  Muchly in the  way of thanks for all the help I can get....examples etc etc   :)
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What are your constraints? I think the most important one is your provider: what does he allow on his server, and what operating system does he run? Other important one: $$$, your budget.
For easy design and low maintenance, I'd use Allaire ColdFusion. But my personal favorite is Active Server Pages. The CGI approach seems more difficult to develop and maintain to me, but the advantage is that more providers will allow it.

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Active Server Pages is the best way to go if you have that option... VERY easy to use and connect to the DB's..


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P.S. I can create a simple script that does what you are asking for, II you want.

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Thanks.....this info will help get me started but what about using something other than access......ie..a database that's on a linux server?  Will ASP still work with whatever linux uses for a database?
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