Master the basics of displaying Access data on your Web site

When you're ready to generate dynamic content for your Web site, learning to display Access data is a good place to start. See how to connect to your database, write ASP scripts to retrieve and format your data, and display data on your site in HTML.

Summary by Jerry Loza

If you plan to have dynamic content on your Web site, learning how to retrieve and display content from an Access database is a good place to start. The CNET article "Grab Access data online" will show you how to accomplish this. The article will teach you to:
  • Install Personal Web Server or Internet Information Services (depending on your version of Windows).
  • Create a DNS connection.
  • Connect to your database.
  • Write ASP scripts to retrieve and format your data.
  • Display your data in HTML.

And this is just the start. From here, you can expand your knowledge of ASP and explore other areas of dynamic Web page presentation.

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