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I am going to publish a db to web with FMP Unlimited. I am going to use Dreamweaver Ultradev 4 for the web site and ODBC for db connection.

Is my choice ok ? Any suggestions ?

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With the Web Companion, you can only have home pages with just the fields of the db. I will have a website where only a small part will address the db. The rest of the website will be normal one. I have to choose a way to do things in Dreamweaver Ultradev. The layouts will be on the website, and the data come from FMP Unlimited, remotely from where I live. To be clearer, the website will have a commercial side, and a "research child" side. You'll understand what I mean if you look at http://www.chaperonrouge.org

All the data on that page will come live from server.

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Originally posted by Anatoli:

What is the advantage of ODBC over WebCompanion?

They are two totally different things. Web Companion is a limited web server, which parses a subset of the HTML language (called CDML) and performs database functions based on this.

ODBC is simply a way to perform generic function on a database (add, update, delete, etc). It does nothing else, you would still need to use some kind of layout tool to deal with the ODBC results.

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I would like to thank you two for trying to help me. This is the very first time I have to use a db, accessed thru the web. I will use Dreamweaver Ultradev for the design of web pages, and I understood, but I could be wrong, that I have to choose between Cold Fusion, JSP, or ASP. The website will allow for payment online, so it must be secure. The customer will just enter his name, his pass and a gsm number, the website will collect the gps information from the gsm, send it to a map server, and show the map on screen. That's the main part of the website.

So my question is simple: what is the best choice for extracting and storing data between the website and the db ?

If you need any details, just ask for it.

Many many thanks to you two for the time you kindly gimme.

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quote:

Originally posted by jlm:

With the Web Companion, you can only have home pages with just the fields of the db.

No. You can work any mix especially in frames. I am mixing pages, pictures and WC pages in frames from various servers, no problem.

Anyway, where is the ODBC part and advantage of it?

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