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I have a MySQL database named FLOW. It has a table named INFO. In the info table I have a field named DUE_DATE. I need some type of script that I can put in a scheduled task that will run & look at the DUE_DATE & if the DUE_DATE is within 6 days of todays date, it will call other script I have named EMAIL_EMPLOYEES.php

I'm not sure what programming language would be better to use. If someone could help me get started with the proper code I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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what is your plateform ? linux ? unix ? windows ?

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Perl/Q_23151730.html
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM INFO WHERE DUE_DATE BETWEEN now() AND (now() - interval 6 day)

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I think you are looking for a cron job. Try googling it. Are you on your own server or using a webhost? Most webhosts provide the ability to create a cron job pretty easily.
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This is on a Windows box using WAP as the web server...
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WAMP not WAP. I'm using WAMP
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you can use the MS task scheduler :
http://php.net/manual/en/install.windows.commandline.php
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa383614(v=vs.85).aspx

with the result from the query you can run the entire script, something like :


<?PHP

include "includes/connect.inc";

$query = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM INFO WHERE DUE_DATE BETWEEN now() AND (now() - interval 6 day)";
$result = mysql_query($query,$connexion);
$row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);

if( $row[0] != "0" ) {
   header('Location: EMAIL_EMPLOYEES.php');
}

?>

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What does $connexion refer to?
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