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Sending data from Wordpress to Access db

Posted on 2016-07-22
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I have successfully Added my Access db name and path to the ODBC Data Source Administrator.  What is the next step to be able to send data from a member sign-up form in my WordPress website to the Access db?  How do I open the code window of the ODBC manager?
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by:Member_2_7968517
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The ODBC Data Source Administrator lists LSprototype02.accdb as shown:
ODBC Data Source
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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<<How do I open the code window of the ODBC manager?>>

ODBC in of itself has no coding language per say.  It's a method of communication to reach a database.

Now that you have a connection setup in the ODBC manager, you could from your word press web site use PHP to read and write to the database.

Once the database exists, you could also use Access to read/write to the same DB for back end office processing.

I don't know PHP, so I'm going to add that because your question is more about that than using Access (at the moment anyway).

Jim.
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
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I'd also add that typically a Word Press web site is connected to a mySQL database.

 So it may be the reverse of what I just outlined; you want a ODBC connection for the mySQL DB, so you can work with the data from Access (I think this is what you actually want to do).

Jim.
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by:Member_2_7968517
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Thanks for the guidance, Jim.  I'm getting closer to the goal.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Just to add, if you are using your access db for your members you can use any of the php connectors. I use php with MS SQL on a regular basis.  I have never tried, but would think you can use pdo http://php.net/manual/en/book.pdo.php and just use your connection string that you have used in your asp pages.

If you do not need a very custom membership, there will be wordpress plug ins for this type of thing.

I have also just created asp pages hat accepted a post to handle data and in my wordpress page, set up a function that called my asp processing page either direcly or via ajax.    That may be an easier way to get running with your custom app.
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by:Member_2_7968517
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I appreciate your gracious offering, Scott.
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