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How to capture data through Mobile App / web on the GO ...

This is a simple thing to ask, but how do I capture input data through a form on mobile phones / tablets / laptop in a database? More details in... [more inside]
posted by jassi on Aug 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Data Driven Clinical Care - Dynamic Graphing Website

I would like advice on creating a dynamic graphing website to display clinical data on a intranet website to better aide clinicians. What my superiors are seeking is a "Data Mall." My programming/server-admin. experience is minimal, but my Linux-hobbyist mentality hates the MS Access solution that is being built. [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Jan 16, 2013 - 4 answers

SugarCRM or custom?

Is SugarCRM a good contacts database solution for my wife's small business, given her current database and business needs? [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Jul 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Connect to access with php

How do I connect, dsn-free, to a passworded Access (.mdb) database with php (5.2.4)? Google throws up lots of methods - none seem to work.
posted by monkey closet on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help me find the right back end solution

Is PHP/MySQL the best solution for the back end programming of a job listing website? [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro on Aug 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for an advanced web calendar

A colleague is looking for a calendar to use on their training company's web site. They would like to pull from a PHP-driven database of their course outlines to display the course names on the appropriate dates in the calendar, with a link for each course listing on that date that would display the full course outline to the user when clicked. One or more courses could be offered on any given date. Is there a customizable product that you would recommend for the job, or are they looking at contracting someone to build this from scratch?
posted by The True Wheel on Nov 17, 2010 - 3 answers

MSAccess, php and empty date/time fields

How do I check (using php) the existence of data in a date/time field in an access database? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Oct 11, 2010 - 8 answers

How to make a database-driven website

Building a super-simple database-driven website, from scratch - where to start? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Jul 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Practical web programming books & resources?

Practical web programming books & resources for the ultimate goal of creating a niche community website. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I go about making a database app for the iPhone?

What is the best way to go about creating a simple iPhone database access application? I'm looking to create an application which, although it could be very easily done in a web-based manner through the combination of php and mysql, I'd like the data to all be stored locally on the iPhone, in the app itself. [more inside]
posted by Biru on May 16, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I use php to index a site using keywords?

Looking for information on developing/finding a php script to generate a Site Index (A - Z index). [more inside]
posted by lyam on Apr 6, 2010 - 7 answers

MySQL and PHP suggestions for beginner?

I am looking for suggestions for inexpensive online or real life courses, books, or web sites that will help a friend learn MySQL and PHP. [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Jan 18, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I convert checkbox results to numbers?

Can anyone give me advice on dealing with checkboxes in PHP, to hand off to SQL. [more inside]
posted by opsin on Jan 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Online collaborative database front end

I need a front end for an online database of contacts, the easier the better. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Oct 5, 2008 - 7 answers

PHP/MySQL Database solution for newbie?!

I usually design sites using either plain html/css or Wordpress for its CMS capabilities. However, one client has just asked if there can be a database on his site, which they can add to and visitors/members of the site can purchase "entities" from. This obviously needs a database with a usable front-end for the client and an ability to connect to a payment gateway to purchase "entities". Can anyone help advise on a PHP/MySQL package to do this? I do not have the skills to build a database from scratch (I plan to learn, but cannot do so in the timescales needed for this potential assignment), and I'm presuming there must be a solution out there...
posted by wibbler on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

PerHaPs SeQuentiaLly?

Which version of PHP should I start to learn, and how? I know HTML and CSS, and intend to build with Drupal (or similar) and its many extensions. [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on May 4, 2008 - 12 answers

SQL sorting when sort field is null

MySQL sorting issue. When I have "first name" and "last name" columns, and I'm sorting primarily by "last name." Some entries have only a "first name," and rather than have those end up at either the start or end of the sort, I'd like it to pretend the "first name" IS the "last name" and sort accordingly. Is there a way to do this with the SQL SELECT statement or should I just edit the data? [more inside]
posted by dnash on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

But I don't want to learn .NET!

How can I connect to a SQL Server 2005 database using windows authentication with PHP? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Mar 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Need to know who I'm president of!

I'm looking for a way to organize a list of members of my neighborhood association, preferably something web-based, but that doesn't require the actual members to log in. [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Feb 11, 2008 - 5 answers

XML vs. Serialization

For database usage, is it better to store data in XML or serialized format? In particular, PHP serialization. [more inside]
posted by destro on Jan 18, 2008 - 10 answers

MySQL Query from 2 Tables?

How do I query data from one MySQL table, but I also need to get a single piece of data from a second table too? Should I be doing a JOIN, or a separate query? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Jan 7, 2008 - 9 answers

All months, now.

Sum of data for all months, including months with no rows, in MySQL? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Bootleg Management with WordPress?

WordPressFilter: Can I do something like this site with WordPress? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Sep 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Ahhh, now thats refreshing!

How do I make sure a page loads with a fresh copy and not from the users cache? [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Aug 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Other frameworks akin to Ruby on Rails?

What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Can I Handle a PHP/MySQL site?

An 800 item database driven site in PHP and MySQL? Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by mysterious1der on Mar 1, 2007 - 21 answers

What's the best approach to building a lightweight database app?

I have been asked to write a database application that will be running in a storefront situation and will allow the user to enter data on what is sold (in this case, bicycles and bicycle accessories and parts) and generate basic bookkeeping reports (i.e. end-of-day sales, quarterly sales, that sort of thing.) [more inside]
posted by evisceratordeath on Dec 20, 2006 - 8 answers

How to begin on this multi user PHP stats project?

How would you write an application in PHP that tracks multiple users, and the users' multiple sites? [more inside]
posted by gradient on Dec 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Bridging PHP and Python object serialization

Bridging PHP and Python object serialization [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Bootleg Trading Software?

Are there any free PHP and MySQL based apps for setting up a bootleg trading site? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Sep 27, 2006 - 2 answers

The [Title] bone's connected to the [Lyrics] bone...

MySQL/PHPmyAdmin for a band: How do I easily create a repository of lyrics that can be brought in for multiple albums? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jul 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Database-driven web sites using using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc?

I know how to make database-driven web sites using Windows servers, Access, IIS, and ASP.

I want to learn how to do the same using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and... whatever you use instead of Access.

Where do I start?
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 10, 2004 - 18 answers

Managing JAlbum

I know, I know -- not another web photogallery AskMe question, but: I've actually settled on the gallery itself. I'm using JAlbum. Having made the choice, though, I'm left with two questions:

1. JAlbum makes nice galleries, but doesn't create a top-level index page. (I could hand-code it, but my wife will be doing most of the updating and I don't want her to have to go mucking around in HTML.) The easiest solution, I'd think, would be just to reformat the directory listing into something attractive -- all I really need to communicate to the user is descriptive folder names and upload dates, but I'd prefer to make something more handsome than the standard Apache page. Can anyone recommend a particular PHP file system manager or other solution?

2. JAlbum's auto upload is ridiculously slow -- better just to FTP it. When JAblum makes a gallery, though, it includes a lot of stuff I'm not using -- icon sets, borders, etc. It's not a ton of space, but I'm going to uploading a lot of these galleries, and it'll add up. Is there a programmatic way I can stop JAlbum from including all this, instead of weeding it out before each upload? (I'm using the BluPlusPlus skin.)
posted by blueshammer on Sep 5, 2004 - 1 answer

Setting up a document archive of text files and links.

I need to set up a database-driven document archive of mostly text files and links. I want the archive to have a tree structure and allow the public to browse it without logging in. I want each file to have a description. I prefer PHP or Perl and need to use it on a shared hosting account. I would think something open source like this would be out there, but I can't find it. Any advice?
posted by johnnydark on Sep 4, 2004 - 2 answers

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