[thelist] Access Forms vs. PHP for website admin

Tony Grimes thelist at tonygrimes.com
Tue Sep 19 01:41:20 CDT 2006

I'm developing an online PHP/MySQL registration app for a client's course
calendar and I'm wondering how to manage the administration. My clients need
a lot of Access-like functionality where they can generate name tags and
confirmation letters based on templates.

I know there's PDF-generation software out there for PHP, but I'd like to
build a system where the client can open a confirmation letter template in
Word to make content and formatting changes. The app could then take the
template and send personalized confirmation letters to all registered
attendees as an attached PDF.

Is this possible to do in PHP, or should I just build the admin panel in
Access and connect to MySQL via ODBC? I have no experience creating Access
forms, so PHP would be the more desirable option (unless creating Access
forms is stupid easy).

Thanks in advance,

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