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How do I get my form on the web?

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Hey, I am wondering how to get a form completed in ms access along with the tables to the web? What are my first steps? and what is needed to do so? Basically I want the form available as a webpage, is this possible?
May 14 '07 #1
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Denburt
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This is possible and there are a number of ways to accomplish this. Have you tried working with data access pages, this would be a quick way to get started although not one I prefer, I prefer writing my own html and creating my own connections etc. but it really depends on how familiar you are with what web items. From what I can discern from your post you do not appear to have much experience with web design so I would try the above approach.

To upload your database (tables etc.) you will need to find and contact a web hosting company unless you have one already then just give them a jingle you will find different companies have different practices for this whether it is using FTP or some other means.
May 14 '07 #2

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i am very familiar with web design, but i dont know how to implement access forms into html. how do i do that?
May 14 '07 #3

Rabbit
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Suscribing. Sounds like something I may do later. How secure is this? The data I deal with is confidential.
May 14 '07 #4

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sorry? i didnt understand what u meant
May 14 '07 #5

Denburt
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i am very familiar with web design, but i dont know how to implement access forms into html. how do i do that?
Maybe I wasn't clear enough are you familiar with asp or dot net or any of the other methods of utilizing server side, client side communication? The whole thing is that you need to talk to the database in order to open a connection, then populate the form on the web this is usually handled server side. The browser is on the client side and is instructed on how to format the data received depending on how you set up the html.

The question is what sort of capabilities do you have for web design?
May 14 '07 #6

Denburt
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Suscribing. Sounds like something I may do later. How secure is this? The data I deal with is confidential.
Security and MS Access is an oxymoron in and of itself although even using a secure database is only going to provide that security for the database and not the information traveling across the net. Most information transfered across the net is all sent in plain text, there are many ways of encrypting this information and every step you take in order to secure the information is one more step a hacker has to take if he/she is going to try and hack into it, usually this will eliminate a lot of the hackers and if done properly will knock out most of them.

I have managed a few web servers and I can say that hackers were constantly knocking and if you have access to the server then you know the steps that are taken on that end, which is really important also.

If you are truly serious about data security and such don't put it on the web, or just realize that there is a potential for a hacker to access it. It happens to many major corporations all the time I am sure you have read about many such breaches although I believe there are many breaches that go on that they would rather us not know about.

There are hackers sitting there waiting for the next hole in a platform and as soon as it is exposed you have to be faster than them to rectify it.
May 14 '07 #7

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Security and MS Access is an oxymoron in and of itself although even using a secure database is only going to provide that security for the database and not the information traveling across the net. Most information transfered across the net is all sent in plain text, there are many ways of encrypting this information and every step you take in order to secure the information is one more step a hacker has to take if he/she is going to try and hack into it, usually this will eliminate a lot of the hackers and if done properly will knock out most of them.

I have managed a few web servers and I can say that hackers were constantly knocking and if you have access to the server then you know the steps that are taken on that end, which is really important also.

If you are truly serious about data security and such don't put it on the web, or just realize that there is a potential for a hacker to access it. It happens to many major corporations all the time I am sure you have read about many such breaches although I believe there are many breaches that go on that they would rather us not know about.

There are hackers sitting there waiting for the next hole in a platform and as soon as it is exposed you have to be faster than them to rectify it.
this doesnt answer my question at all.. i just want to know how to put the form i created in access on the internet.
May 14 '07 #8

Denburt
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this doesnt answer my question at all.. i just want to know how to put the form i created in access on the internet.

I understand, that is why I replied specifically to your and Rabbits questions separately. Try reading post #6 it should answer your questions and if not I will be glad to try and explain it in a different way. Please feel free to ask for more info and I will try to help as much as is possible.
May 14 '07 #9

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I understand, that is why I replied specifically to your and Rabbits questions separately. Try reading post #6 it should answer your questions and if not I will be glad to try and explain it in a different way. Please feel free to ask for more info and I will try to help as much as is possible.
i understand that a server must be used? if i use dreamweaver, does it make it easier? cant i test it without using a server ?
May 14 '07 #10

Denburt
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i understand that a server must be used? if i use dreamweaver, does it make it easier? cant i test it without using a server ?
I am not sure but I think most versions of Windows Xp can be set up to run IIS (Internet Information Services). This can take some effort but if your serious about setting up a database etc. for the web then this can save you some troubleshooting time. Dreamweaver has a lot of tools to help you view your pages, upload them etc. but that program is not designed as a stand in for any kind of a server application.

No you will need a server application if your going to use any server side code, which is essentially what your using to access a database using the web.
May 14 '07 #11

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