Search Contacts database from a cd.

Posted on 2007-07-25
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Hi, i have a question. I would like create a cd for distribution, where by in the cd i have a list of customers with their information. In the cd i would like to allow users to search by name, or by company name.

I know how to do this with asp.net and mysql database.

But the problem is that i want to distribute this cd. it would like the application to run once you put in the cd, And i guess i can't load an mysql databsae into a cd. .

How can i go about do something like this? Should create a windows form application and link it with xml? Is there any links that you all can refer me to for something like this?

Question by:DWR200
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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when you want to use a CD, you can only use file-based "database" systems, like xml, flat file, and eventually excel/access files, which however presumes (part of) that office product to be installed locally.

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ID: 19572181
okay. But what is the best choice, so that a customer totally wont have to install any other extra files. just direct from the cd.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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without having the full picture, I would say you can go with XML database.
you seem to want to give some "simple" address database, which can be perfectly put into a XML file.

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