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Hello,

I have a project I built in Microsoft Access that, in my mind, turned out very well.

The project manager, having utilized the Access database, now wants it to be web-based so that we can rid Access.

I wondered if you could take a look at the database and its functionality and recommend the best approach I could take in rewriting it for the web. I am kind of leaning towards using PHP and Javascript at this point, as arduous as it will be.

The database can be found at: www.irvineproducts.com/GradingSystem.accdb

I know there are no easy "conversion" tools, having spent hours trying. I would like something that is platform independent - i.e., can run on either a Windows or Linux server and is not bound to using ActiveX, ASP, etc.

Someone suggested I experiment with Adobe Flex and I was a tad disappointed in the results.

Let me know if you have any advice.

Thank you,
Joseph
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 750 total points
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As you said: There is no simple tool to do this. You won't get the same "look and feel" of a desktop application on a web app, of course, but then desktop apps typically don't have the agility of web apps, so there are tradeoffs.

Java is the obvious choice in terms of platform independence, but there can be a steep learning curve associated. Pretty much any of the major web languages will work, since virtually any server - Windows or xNix-based - can be configured to run them.

For my money, ASP.NET is a great choice for someone with MS background skills, but it's certainly not 100% platform independent.
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