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Posted on 2011-05-02
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Hi,

When customers use my application, they register their contactinfo (like address and such).
Currently this is done in an online MySQL database.
In my application they see a form with their data and then they press the upload-button.

As the version of the MySQL databaseserver is changing, I would need to upgrade the libmysql.dll regularly. To overcome this, I would like my application to fill in a webform, so registration is independend of any dll on the customer system.

What needs to happen is the following:
1. customer presses registration button (in delphi application).
2. customer information is uploaded.
3. Fields are added/updated into a online database.

The online database doesn't have to be a actual database, as long as it can function as:
adding/updating customerinfo by customers
retrieving customerinfo by applicationdeveloper (me, myself and I)

Does anybody have a good solution for this?
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- install a webserver on your MySql server
- create a webservice application to write your customer info to the database (running on the server)
- call webservice from your clients, passing over customer info
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To learn how to program webservices in Delphi...

Developing Web Services with Delphi
http://delphi.about.com/od/webservices/Developing_Web_Services_with_Delphi.htm
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Thank you very much.
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Thank you for the points!!!

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