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    Macintosh Elementary database-query question

    This is the first time that I am building a database of telephone numbers, etc. with PostgreSQLX that I intend installing on my web server. What is the interface/form I have to include on the web page for clients to be able to obtain answers directly from the database? In what language? JavaScript? Or do I need a special application for that too?

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    you can use whatever application you want, Java, javascript, php, coldfusion etc. to interface with postgres or any other database.

    decide what one you want to use and check out the manual to see what you would need to do to interface with the database. The PHP manual will have some good info on using postgres as well as mysql should you choose to look at that database as well.

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    I'd be very interested to see a javascript implementation- I guess if it was used as ASP that would be do-able...

    I personally prefer postgres to mysql for a number of reasons, but in terms of being able to get people to help you, you're realistically probably better off using mysql.

    Deciding on a language to implement it in is more important than what database though, really.

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    I was thinking of javascript more along the lines of using php together with it in an AJAX implementation. :-)

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    Thank you for your answers. I think php would be the easiest, and shall do some more reading up to find out how to implement it.

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    and, by the way, thank you for moving it to the right forum!!


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