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    Senior Member Karloff's Avatar
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    Hey,

    a client of mine has asked if its possible for him to add reviews into a database, which is then uploaded and presented using flash.

    heres an example, bottom left.

    i think this is possible using ms access/asp or php/MYsql.

    can anyone point me in the right direction to some tutorials to achieve this or something similar?

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    Which part do you need help on?

    Is it the inserting of new rows (in your case, these rows are reviews)?

    Or is it getting flash to read from your database?

    BTW you could possibly create a similar effect with some JS and divs, depending if the client is flexible.

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    genrally all of it, i'm newish to flash and by no means a database master.n really just need a tutorial that covers the basics of this

    my client may be flexible with how its done but would rather stay away from the JS for accessibility reason.

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    still having troubles understanding how to achieve this. anyone tried this before?

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    Flash, eh? Firstly I'm not so adept at it either, but is it possible to do a URL request from it? I think it can.

    If so, then you can do queries and the sorts. Since reviews are probably done by admins, a form in Flash would not be necessary (although this is possible, I've seen that). You should then do a URL request from Flash, which does a query via PHP. My comments script, on another thread, fits your bill almost exactly, I think (A form, addition script, and display script). Try checking that.
    Note on code: If I give code, please note that it is simply sample code to demonstrate an effect. It is not meant to be used as-is; that is the programmer's job. I am not responsible to give you support or be held liable for anything that happens when using my code.

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    thanks, think i might have found a alright link but as i'm not expert and the client doesn't really need this i'm still trying to change his mind:thumbsup:

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    Yeah, you should be able to use the getURL (I think that's it) function in Flash to fetch variables. It might be getVariables, now that I think of it :-P Anyway, you can send a request to a page, and then that page just has to output key=val pairs just like in a URI so you can get to them. Output like this:
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    username=person&password=tester
    Will produce the variables `username' and `password', with their respective values.

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    my client has said thwey will provide the database (access) however that means that i have to use asp. can i still use the getURL with that?

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    Indeed. getURL will just fetch a URL from the server. The server-side language is irrelevant, as long as it returns that format string.


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