I agree with Kevin that it is better to use database here instead of xml file. So you could control the data more conveniently
and make use of some features of Access. Whether it is necessary to use SQL server depends on the size and complexity
of your data
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!From: "Scott Newberry" <scottmeganandscott.com>
!Subject: Help a Newbie!
!Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:00:37 -0400
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!New to ASP.NET, and really, web programming in general, so please be gentle!
!I'm creating a form that allows users their children in an after-school
!program. It collects contact info, info on the children, etc. It also
!needs to process their credit card payment.
!I'm set up with Verisign's PayFlow Link, and posting the data to them and
!getting a return is no problem. What I'm left wondering about is how can I
!store all of this data only if the payment is successfully processed? What
!I was thinking was write the information to a table, along with a unique
!identifier, process the credit card, passing the identifier to Verisign as a
!user-defined field. Verisign will post back to another page on my site the
!results, along with the unique identifier. That ASPX page will go into the
!table, mark the record as paid, or delete the record, etc.
!Is this a reasonable way of accomplishing this, or is there another
!Also, I'm working with Access as a database, or should I just use an XML
!file? I'm not familiar with XML, really, but somewhat familiar with Access
!and classic ASP. I'd love to use SQL Server, but the non-profit that I'm
!trying to do this for isn't going to spend the money to add on SQL Server.
!Anyway, the volume of transactions isn't going to be such that there will be
!a big performance hitch with Access, I don't think.
!Just curious to see if I'm barking up the right tree, or if I'm completely