Help me Do it Wrong
February 21, 2011 4:37 PM Subscribe
Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page?
posted by ctmf to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got an application that clearly needs a database and not a ginormous multi-user shared excel spreadsheet (which, in typical office-worker fashion, it is.) I've managed to mock this up over the weekend on my mac at home using MySQL, Apache, and php. Works beautifully. Really, I did it as a self-learning project, since that's the kind of guy I am, not because I have to, but now I can't help thinking: this would be handy in real life, too.
Here's the problem.
Work is strictly a locked-down MS Office house. No web server I have access to. I can make and use an Access database. I can write a .html page and look at it in IE. But php, asp, any server-side whatever is a no-go.
I could do the whole thing in crappy MS Access forms, I guess. Yuck.