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Getting things to appear on a screen

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Br
Hi everyone,

Another newbie-type question,

Here's what I'd like to do:
1) Have a user type something into an input-field
2) Transfer that information into a database
3) Extract that information from the database AT WILL
4) Display it on a screen.

Now, at first glance this might seem like a tall order, but people have
been typing things into input fields for many years now, so that part
of it at least has already been cracked.

Transferring the information into the database may also be quite easy.
What I plan to do is have the user cut-and-paste the contents of the
input-field they just typed into and place it in a text file. They can
then email that text file to the database server where a script will
take the contents out of the email and put it into the database.

The tricky bit for me is to extract the data and display it on a
screen. Here are my questions:
a) If I manage to get the data out, what can I use to fill up the
hole it leaves in the database?
b) Do I have to extract the data in an upright direction or does it
not matter what direction I take the data out? You understand I want
to avoid spilling any of the information during the extraction process.
c) Will the data be visible once the user has got it out of the
database or will they have to wait until it's displayed on the screen?
d) While the user is waiting for the data to appear on the screen is
it safe for them to jot it down on a post-it note and stick it to the
side of the monitor or will this affect the final result?
e) Is it possible to extract the data while the hard disk is still
spinning? I've heard that a fixed-disk is necessary for this kind of
work.
f) Can I continue to dangle magnets above the computer while the
extraction process happens? I have some magnets you see.

I hope these questions aren't too newbie, but you've all helped me so
much up until now and I really feel like I've come such a long way.

Love and Peace
Br@dley

Mar 8 '06 #1
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"Br@dley" <br********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi everyone,

Another newbie-type question,

Here's what I'd like to do:
1) Have a user type something into an input-field
2) Transfer that information into a database
3) Extract that information from the database AT WILL
4) Display it on a screen.

Now, at first glance this might seem like a tall order, but people have
been typing things into input fields for many years now, so that part
of it at least has already been cracked.

Transferring the information into the database may also be quite easy.
What I plan to do is have the user cut-and-paste the contents of the
input-field they just typed into and place it in a text file. They can
then email that text file to the database server where a script will
take the contents out of the email and put it into the database.

The tricky bit for me is to extract the data and display it on a
screen. Here are my questions:
a) If I manage to get the data out, what can I use to fill up the
hole it leaves in the database?
b) Do I have to extract the data in an upright direction or does it
not matter what direction I take the data out? You understand I want
to avoid spilling any of the information during the extraction process.
c) Will the data be visible once the user has got it out of the
database or will they have to wait until it's displayed on the screen?
d) While the user is waiting for the data to appear on the screen is
it safe for them to jot it down on a post-it note and stick it to the
side of the monitor or will this affect the final result?
e) Is it possible to extract the data while the hard disk is still
spinning? I've heard that a fixed-disk is necessary for this kind of
work.
f) Can I continue to dangle magnets above the computer while the
extraction process happens? I have some magnets you see.

I hope these questions aren't too newbie, but you've all helped me so
much up until now and I really feel like I've come such a long way.

Love and Peace
Br@dley


Is that you Lyle?
Mar 8 '06 #2

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It could be except for the magnets. I dangle redheads above the
computer, not magnets. It has the same effect with everything on the
magnetic coating of the hard drive standing right up straight, and it's
much more pleasing to the eye.

I may say, regardless, that Bradley should use DAO exclusively for his
project as it is the technology of choice of those who are experts in
such work.

Mar 8 '06 #3

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"Lyle Fairfield" <ly***********@aim.com> wrote in message
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It could be except for the magnets. I dangle redheads above the
computer, not magnets. It has the same effect with everything on the
magnetic coating of the hard drive standing right up straight, and it's
much more pleasing to the eye.

I may say, regardless, that Bradley should use DAO exclusively for his
project as it is the technology of choice of those who are experts in
such work.

With a difficult venture like this I would recommend an ADP.
Real experts know that ADP's are better than DAO's.
Mar 8 '06 #4

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"Anthony England" <ae******@oops.co.uk> wrote in message
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Is that you Lyle?


I was waiting for an attempt at an answer from PC DataSheet.

Keith.
Mar 8 '06 #5

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Br
Thanks for this, Anthony - it's a great suggestion and I've already
emailed the Association of Disabled Professionals to see if they can
help.

With them being disabled I'll be looking for price reductions directy
in line with the type of disability the programmer has. For instance
if they put someone with only one arm onto the job it I'll only expect
to hand over half the fee. Of course if they offered someone with only
one leg they'd definately get a foot in the door.

All the best,
Br@dley

Mar 8 '06 #6

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Bri
Note that the e-mail address on this post does not match any of the
previous posts by Br@dley. I suspect that someone is impersonating him
Mar 8 '06 #7

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