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Jun 25th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Is there a way for javascript to access database like Access 2000? If not, i am thinking of using ASP or PHP. However, I am now stuck in how to request ASP to get the required data so that Java script can be used to manipulate the data from ASP.

Please help.. :(


Jun 25th, 2002, 12:30 PM
no, javascript can't access a database. i know that you can pass variables from asp to javascript, and vice versa, but i don't know how.

Jun 25th, 2002, 06:05 PM
I know how to do what you are looking for, ASP variables manipulated by JS and vice versa, but I am not clear on what you are asking for. explain

Jun 26th, 2002, 02:28 AM
Actually, I need to get the data from the database in my web page (either ASP, JSP or PHP). With the data, i need to do processing using javascript with DHTML

document.getElementById("flightID" + pageRow).filters.revealTrans.apply();

document.getElementById("flightID" + pageRow).filters.revealTrans.play();

document.getElementById("flightID" + pageRow).innerText= flights[flightArrayIndex[row]];

The data from the database is big. I need to put these data into 10 rows of the table.
Now, in order to show 10 rows of data at a time without a TOTAL PAGE REFRESH of the web browser, i need to replace each content of the table from the data in the database.

Please advise on how to solve this problem


Jun 26th, 2002, 09:26 AM
i think you should consider using PHP with a mySQL database. this is the most common script-database combination (i think) and both are very widley used and docmented on the net. PHP supports quite a number of differnt databases but mySQL is the most common with hosts.

Jun 26th, 2002, 09:34 AM
But does mySQL support unicode? In Access 2000, the character fields are able to upport unicode. Thanks. I will look into PHP with mySQL and javascript.