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Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages
long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form
page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..
Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages
long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form
page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Hi Mike,

The safest way is as you suggest: divide up the "pages" and push the data to
the database on each button click.

Although you can store the data in a Session, it is riskier because it
doesn't scale as well and if the user closes the browser prematurely, the
data is gone.

Ken
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Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in
an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages
long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form
page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..
Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in
an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages
long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form
page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..


Nov 18 '05 #2
Hey ken thanks for the input..

"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" <BA************ @sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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Hi Mike,

The safest way is as you suggest: divide up the "pages" and push the data to the database on each button click.

Although you can store the data in a Session, it is riskier because it
doesn't scale as well and if the user closes the browser prematurely, the
data is gone.

Ken
"Mike Smith" <te**@test.co m> wrote in message
news:eJ******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP11.phx.gbl...
Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..
Hey ppl ,

Need some input on the following. I'm creating an asp.net site to fill in an
online form. The form has many sub sections and in total is about 8 pages long (hard copy). Whats the best way to put this online ? each actual form page to be one web page itself ? do i update the data directly to the
database on each page to ensure the data is not lost ? Anybody done this
before ?

Thanks in advance..

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