Is it tough to code ASP for a simple database results
page? I've only ever used FrontPage wizards to create my
database results ASP pages before, but I would like to
(based on Ray's suggestion) try something bigger and
better. Also are there any websites that offer a tutorial
or something?Here is something I put together about ASP that hopefully might help>>
Web Database Concept
You and others can have access to a database hosted on the Web from any
location that has a browser with an Internet connection.
The Web database concept makes sense if you and your people want to do
work in various locations in or outside the office and still be
For example you could have employees enter timesheets or have sales reps
log their contacts. Or perhaps you'd like customers to be able to check
the status of their orders online without having to call the company.
If you want a Web database, typically what would happen is that a
database such as Access or MySQL (basically just consisting of tables)
would be put on the Web.
Then "dynamic" Web pages (such as classic ASP pages which include
desktop database's queries, forms, and reports to access the database -
all hosted on a Web Server.
Dynamic Web pages are similar in many ways to regular HTML pages. But
they are "live" because the user can read from and write to information
in the database. An example where you can login and add, edit, or view
fictional customers and invoices is at
Not all Web hosts will handle dynamic Web pages but many do. The Web
hosts that can handle ASP pages usually have a Windows 2000 or Windows
2003 operating system running an IIS Web server.
Here are a few good ASP sites:
o ASP101 Samples - [url]http://www.asp101.com/samples[/url]
o W3Schools ASP Tutorial - [url]http://www.w3schools.com/asp[/url]
o Microsoft VBScript Language Reference -
And the following newsgroup is good:
Or for a "quick and dirty" generic ASP open source solution to putting
databases on the Web (often works well for the admin area of a Web site)
that just requires setting up a configuration page for each table or
query and uploading the database to the Web as long as there is an
autonumber field in each table (and you'll probably also separately want
to create login capabilities), perhaps try something like this:
GenericDB by Eli Robillard
[url]http://www.genericdb.com[/url] and then click on the Tips link to see an
J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance ASP Web Developer
Classic ASP Design Tips, ASP Web Database Sample (Freely Downloadable)
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