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How to connect Flash to Database

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How to connect Flash to Database? is there any way to connect it?
Description: Front end will be completely in flash & it has to connect to the server & retrieve the data from that. for eg. lets take a blog or forum. when the user enters the description in flash, it automattically adds it to blogs column online.
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by:momi_sabag
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well,
there is a platform called flex which allows you to have flash frontend and java backend, so you can use that in order to access a database
when you say connect to the server and retrieve, which server? the database server? or some other server?
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by:MTS_BTG
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Flex can connect to any Database using web services and Adobe Air uses SQLITE as a Database for a desktop solution
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by:momi_sabag
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what is the question?
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by:MTS_BTG
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Sorry if the question looked confusing. I'll rephrase it here:
I am a Flash / PPT guy who is looking to see if I can use my Flash knowledge to populate an online database (SQL Server db, for e.g).
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Anniyan earned 500 total points
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Well you can use php... to access database and retrieve..
thats the way I have been doing...

You can call a php script from flash in the background and it will be executed on the server
also get info from php script back.. and display it in flash..

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by:MTS_BTG
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I've not tried this option yet, but I am accepting this as the solution. Thanks.
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