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get application check for new version on internet

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Hi,

Is it possible to have an Access database application read a value from a
text file kept on a web server? for example, "
http://www.somedomain.com/updates/version.txt" contains a string: "1.2".

The application would read the string and compare to the current version kept
in a table and produce a msgbox if there was a newer version available.
my idea for the code:

go to the address - do I use the FollowHperLink command?

InternetVersion = ...................................??? Read the string
value from the website.

if dlookup("[Version]","tblSettings") <InternetVersion then

msgbox "Newer version available on website."

endif
Would this be possible?

Thanks
Anthony

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On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:08:02 GMT, "biganthony" <u31673@uwewrote:

Yes. Read up on XMLHTTP, with the GET verb.

-Tom.

>Hi,

Is it possible to have an Access database application read a value from a
text file kept on a web server? for example, "
http://www.somedomain.com/updates/version.txt" contains a string: "1.2".

The application would read the string and compare to the current version kept
in a table and produce a msgbox if there was a newer version available.
my idea for the code:

go to the address - do I use the FollowHperLink command?

InternetVersion = ...................................??? Read the string
value from the website.

if dlookup("[Version]","tblSettings") <InternetVersion then

msgbox "Newer version available on website."

endif
Would this be possible?

Thanks
Anthony
Nov 19 '07 #2

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