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By jagdish.valluri ·
I have an existing MS Access database. Can i link the database to a Webpage? i want to send my customers a weblink. When they click the link, Access should generate a report and the report should be in HTML format. Want to check the possibility.

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It can be done, but you don't want to....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to MS Access

I wouldn't even try it. MS Access CAN be used as a database to serve the web, given the proper language, programming and connectors on the web server side of things as well as opening your computer up to the internet to be a server which needs a static IP address. However, Access will prove to be much too slow. You might want to look into a full featured database such as SQL or even MySQL; something which runs on your web server. Then just import your access data into the online database.

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by Tony Hopkinson In reply to MS Access

You can write an asp that will query the access data, and produce a web page.

You could sit that on an IIS server, job done.

Loads of examples on google, most of the ASP ones use access and the Northwind database.

Do you have a web server they can hit, if not this could be a tin of worms you don't want to open.

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