writing to a database on my website
Posted on 2012-09-13
I am fairly new to using databases. I currently have a windows form application that has it's own database to save client information. The database is stored locally on the user's computer, and I can easily access it to pull records and update client information.
When an error occurs in the software it sends out an email to me with the error code and the line number so that I can correct it. Also, when the user registers the software, I am sent another email with the registration code and expiration date for the software.
What I would like to do is have a database that is stored on my website so that if an error occurs, the program will attempt to write the error message to my online database, then if it fails, proceed with sending the email so that I can still receive the error code. I would like the same idea for the registration and expiration date to be stored on a website database instead of emailing to me.
I don't have any work to show, because I am completely stumped at line 1. Can someone send me in the right direction to accomplish this? Essentially, each user should have their own local database, but all users' programs can write to a single error and registration database on my website.
I am using vb.net, visual studio 2010, and I have a godaddy website.