[thelist] Flash and a database

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Tue Apr 30 16:50:00 CDT 2002

you only found a couple of examples? hmm...

the help command in flash is very useful since it gives you an example
and explanation of just about every function (every function is listed
but they don't all have examples).

the function you want is loadVariables() and getURL(). loadVariables
retrieves information from a file and getURL() sends information to a
file/webpage. it's basically the query string that gets sent when you
use getURL().

as for real database use with flash you need to use XML. although i've
never tried, this is the way to go.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Susan Wallace [mailto:susanhw at webcastle.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:18 PM
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> Subject: [thelist] Flash and a database
> Greetings!
> A friend of mine asked me to help him learn how to go about using a
> database with Flash.  I have actually been through a basic
> Flash tutorial
> or two, enough to say "This uses graphic concepts, and I'm not good at
> that" so I left it alone.
> Databases I *do* know and use, but I don't have any clue
> where to start
> looking for the *how* with Flash. He has an NT server, no server side
> anything on it at the moment. In searching on Google, I found
> a couple of
> examples of using ASP, and a reference to PHP. Are there
> other options? Is
> one better than the other? I would like just a basic "These are the
> mechanics" - syntax I can deal with later.
> Thanks for any pointers!
> Susan Wallace
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