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    DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    Anyone have any information in DATA ACCESS PAGES. I am trying to make a web based
    cook book. Any web resources on compatibility issues etc.

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    Re: DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    Data Access Pages are designed to be used on an intranet, not on the open web. They require Access 2000 or above on the machines that view them.
    Charlotte

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    Re: DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    Thanks alot Charlotte. I am going the ASP way instead, mainly because I already know VB
    and the little of ASP I have learned about today seems pretty similar. Also there are 1000's of
    pages of resources on ASP but I have not found ANYTHING on DAP's. I realized that you needed
    MS Access for the DAP's once I tested the databse from another computer here without Access...
    Guess what happened? Absolutely Nothing . . . as expected

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    Mike
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    Re: DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    I'm trying to choose which path to go for accessing my business databases from anywhere via the Internet.
    (eg any Internet Cafe). It would seem that Data Access pages are not the way to go as many such terminals might not have Access 2000 installed. Apart from this, what about security? You would somehow have to make your Workgroup Information file available on the web server but could the log-in password be intercepted when a user logs into the source database via a data access page, compromising security? Would it be better to sit down and do the coding and simply use ASP?

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    Re: DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    Data Access Pages were never intended to be published to the internet. They were intended to run within a firewall, i.e., for intranet use. Even there, they require Access on the machines that view them. ASP seems to be the consensus I've seen unless you know how to write JavaScript.
    Charlotte

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    Re: DATA ACCESS PAGES HELP (2)

    Thanks Charlotte, I see it clearly now.
    Gee, how do you know all this stuff?

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