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I would like to access some of my remote databases (Oracle and DB2) through a web interface using an ODBC.  I have some experience in VB and Java.  

Will someone please recommend a good source to begin my research in learning how to accomplish this?

Thanks!
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To accomplish this task, you will need a server-side scripting language.  Luckily for you, you have a few choices here:

(1) If you want to learn something new and exciting, a popular choice these days is the open-source, server-side scripting language known as PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor; a recursive acronym).  You can start learning about PHP and how PHP uses ODBC here:

    http://www.php.net
    http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.odbc.php

PHP is completely free to download and start using.

(2) If you have some experience in VB, then ASP (Active Server Pages) could be a choice.  Through ASP, you use a technology known as ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) to access databases with SQL (Structured Query Language) queries.  You can get a quick start to learning ADO/ASP/SQL here:

    http://www.w3schools.com/ado/default.asp
    http://www.w3schools.com/asp/default.asp
    http://www.w3schools.com/sql/default.asp

Keep in mind that ADO/ASP are proprietary, non-standard,  Microsoft technologies and require licenses to use.

(3) If you have some experience with Java, then JSP (Java Server Pages) could be a choice.  JSP is an open standard that has a large community of resources.  Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with JSP, so I can't recommend any good resources.

Hope this information helps you out in some way.

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