To search my database from the web

Hi

Is there any way to search my database from the web. I'm talking about intranet application. I know that there is alot of Web Search Engine and i am thinking of having something like that but instead of searching the World Wide Web, search my back-end database which shd be Oracle 8i.

Can this be programmable? If so how??

Thanks a great deal
Carolyn
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chadukaCommented:
There are a number of solutions to it.
Depending on the platform on which your webserver and database are running, you could choose on a number of these solutions.

There are CGI applications that one (or you) could write to access the database, and this could be done using one of the many languages (God knows how many), but the mostly used ones are Perl/C/C++/Python/TCL/PHP (..oh, and *shudder* JAVA).

Personally, I prefer to use Cold Fusion. This is one of best(if not the best) application servers that one can use for publishing databases on the web.
For more information, visit http://www.allaire.com. It intergrates well with quite a number of notable RDBMSs on the market. It's language is very simple ( with HTML-like tags and a few functions). This might be a very good choice for you. Oh, it supports Oracle databases too!!

You could also use Microsoft's Active Server. I don't know much about this so I cannot go further.
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carolyngAuthor Commented:
Thanks chaduka for ur suggestion
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chadukaCommented:
Hi Carolyn,

If you do decide on using Cold Fusion, please get in touch, I will be glad to help.

Good Luck!
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