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Hi,

I would like users to fill data into an MS Access database online. This could be possible if I could publish forms online. I could create a relevant form, and then users can access it online, fill it online, and "submit" so the data is updated on my database.

I know this can be achieved by asp/perl-ODBC etc but
- it is cumbersome
- I may need to enter data into more than one tables, and would thus need to design an entire page from scratch. THis is nearly impossible since I may need to create tables/forms on the fly as per new requests.

Please advise
Manav
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Short answer - it can be done.
Long answer - it's not really advisable....

Access can be used as a database for a webpage providing that its hosted on a Windows server.
You can't use php to pull the data.  :-(

Also, get more than 2 users in and it will grind to a halt.

Finally, as the nail in the cofin, Access forms cannot be transferred to the web.
There's apparently a tool that converts forms to ASP - but I'm yet to find or play with it.
Data Access Pages suck - they're Access's version of web pages.

Sorry lad....
Not very positive, I know
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Found a tool that converts a database to asp - access2asp. Too darn expensive....
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I apologize for not closing this up before.
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