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    C# .NET Best Practices...please help!

    I am in need of some guidance of how to carry out a specific task I need to perform...

    I have a database table that contains requests made by users for excel spreadsheets.

    In that table there is a status column which indicates the step the request is in.

    I need to write a service of some sort that will be able to keep checking the status column of that table.

    When it finds a record that contains the status it is looking for, it should pull the data from the record and call another application which creates the excel spreadsheet.

    (NOTE: I have written a program that contains a class which creates an excel spreadsheet and saves it to the local hard drive. All of this will be hosted on the same server)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hey tbarbedo,

    It sounds like you need a Windows Service. This is one of those things(amongst many others) that Visual Studio makes easier to achieve. Here's a link to get you started: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...12(VS.80).aspx

    Regards,
    Mike


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