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    Question new to databases. need direction.

    hi, i was just wondering where to start with adding a simple database to my website. i was thinking to have like a tab or comma delimited file (like .cvs) that the site gets it's info from.

    i'm planning to have a 'list' of my music cds, with info on tracks, lyrics and cover art for each artist. i wanted to just display basic info in a table, with the album title linked to it's extra info.

    can anyone tell me what it is that i need to read up on (php? c++? javascript? asp? i'd like to keep it as basic as possible, though...) and specifically which area of that lanuage i need to concentrate on to make this work?

    failing a simple solution i'll just manually create an html table with the info in it, but i'd like to make it easy to update, which i think would work if the site could generate these tables + content drawing from the info in the most recently uploaded cvs file....

    can anyone steer me in the right direction?

    thanks,
    wiklendt.

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    i suggest u read up on apache, mysql, php

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    i was thinking to have like a tab or comma delimited file (like .cvs) that the site gets it's info from.
    Possible, but not as efficient or as simple as a true SQL server. As jr_yeo says, the most common setup for a dynamic, database-driven site is one known as LAMP -- Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
    There is a tutorial here.
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    if ur not familiar with Linux, u could also try WAMP -- Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP

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    hey thanks guys!! i'll get into reading about WAMP asap. and i'm sure LAMP isn't TOOOOOO different, so thanks for the link - i've already bookmarked it! ;-)

    you'll be sure to hear from me again! LOL ;-)

    Oh, and i did realise that i misspelt "csv" as "cvs" in my original post.... silly me! LOL

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    Actually, the setup portion of that tutorial deals with Windows. As you say, though, after setup, little differs between platforms.
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    little differs between platforms
    i agree

    you'll be sure to hear from me again
    sure no prob

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