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what is the best way to use c# to read data from website (data base is mysql) the host only allow to add mysql user from localhost

read only not write
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by:Ray Paseur
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Create a web service on the server that has the data base.   Use a RESTful design to access the data.
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by:Richard Davis
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I don't mean to be rude, but since when does C# topics end up in a PHP category?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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" when does C# topics end up in a PHP category? "

When they put it there.  Doesn't mean it was a good idea...  but we'll see.  Since the host is not allowing external access directly to the database, the asker may end up using Ray's suggestion for a web service based on PHP.
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by:teera
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Hi experts

I can use php on that server so if I use php to generate some thing that c# can read but I am not sure what I should do
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PHP can be used to produce any kind of browser output, including plain text, HTML, JSON, XML, etc.  So the output from the server will be usable in a RESTful interface.

Is your question about how do I read from a web service or how do I create a web service that others can read ??
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