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  • LaurieK
    Thanks Don, for guiding me to another group, its not HTML, not sure what caused me to post here. Appreciate it! From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
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      Thanks Don, for guiding me to another group, its not HTML, not sure what
      caused me to post here.



      Appreciate it!



      From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Don - HtmlFixIt.com
      Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 10:21 AM
      To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [NH] Looking for Resources



      LaurieK wrote:
      > Well you head is in the right zone.. with me. and all I can do is pray for
      > you LOL.. Its such a scary place! hehehe
      >
      > Thanks much for entertaining the idea.. Its truly appreciated.
      >
      >
      >
      > Laurie
      What you are asking is not html at all.

      You submit a form to this page: /data/new_wb_lookup.asp

      That is undoubtedly a script that processes inquiry.

      You will get a lot further at clips, scripting or even off topic than on
      this list.

      If you search with google for something like this:
      asp database query

      You will get lots of hits.

      Without seeing your database and your query, I couldn't possibly be too
      helpful.





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    • Alan C
      (sounds like ultimately you want to make use of your own) but, FWIW you can use the google, have google search only just your site (seamless? ie does so from a
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        (sounds like ultimately you want to make use of your own) but, FWIW
        you can use the google, have google search only just your site
        (seamless? ie does so from a form field that you put/have on a page or
        whatever pages of your site).

        http://www.stonehenge.com/index.html

        See it in use at there (scroll down, you'll see it) has done so for a long time.

        I don't know if you need any sort of (likely free) identifier or etc.
        from google or not to do so. (there's an AWFID [I don't know what it
        is] in the next code copied from the above listed site.

        <!-- Search Google -->
        <div align="center">
        <FORM method="GET" action="http://www.google.com/custom">
        <A class="google" HREF="http://www.google.com/search">
        <IMG cclass="google" SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif
        border=0 ALT=Google align=middle></A><br />

        <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=15 maxlength=255 value=""><br />
        <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search mysite">
        <INPUT type=hidden name=cof
        VALUE="S:http://www.mysite.com;AH:center;AWFID:c32c3e920bca5918;">
        <input type=hidden name=domains value="mysite.com"><input type=hidden
        name=sitesearch value="mysite.com">
        </FORM>
        </div>
        <!-- Search Google -->



        On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM, LaurieK <ladyck3@...> wrote:

        > I'm in the HTML group for Notepad because its well. web page/site related
        >
        [ . . ]

        >
        >
        >
        > Seriously, any ideas? Does Google offer some sort of free search tool and
        > if so, is it a site search or can you have it look for key words in a
        > database?


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      • sisterscape
        Will Google search a database? I thought it only searched html.
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          Will Google search a database? I thought it only searched html.


          --- On Sun, 8/3/08, Alan C <acummingsus@...> wrote:

          > From: Alan C <acummingsus@...>
          > Subject: Re: [NH] Looking for Resources
          > To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
          > Date: Sunday, August 3, 2008, 12:25 PM
          > (sounds like ultimately you want to make use of your own)
          > but, FWIW
          > you can use the google, have google search only just your
          > site
          > (seamless? ie does so from a form field that you put/have
          > on a page or
          > whatever pages of your site).
          >
          > http://www.stonehenge.com/index.html
          >
          > See it in use at there (scroll down, you'll see it) has
          > done so for a long time.
          >
          > I don't know if you need any sort of (likely free)
          > identifier or etc.
          > from google or not to do so. (there's an AWFID [I
          > don't know what it
          > is] in the next code copied from the above listed site.
          >
          > <!-- Search Google -->
          > <div align="center">
          > <FORM method="GET"
          > action="http://www.google.com/custom">
          > <A class="google"
          > HREF="http://www.google.com/search">
          > <IMG cclass="google"
          > SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif
          > border=0 ALT=Google align=middle></A><br />
          >
          > <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=15 maxlength=255
          > value=""><br />
          > <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search
          > mysite">
          > <INPUT type=hidden name=cof
          > VALUE="S:http://www.mysite.com;AH:center;AWFID:c32c3e920bca5918;">
          > <input type=hidden name=domains
          > value="mysite.com"><input type=hidden
          > name=sitesearch value="mysite.com">
          > </FORM>
          > </div>
          > <!-- Search Google -->
          >
          >
          >
          > On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM, LaurieK
          > <ladyck3@...> wrote:
          >
          > > I'm in the HTML group for Notepad because its
          > well. web page/site related
          > >
          > [ . . ]
          >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Seriously, any ideas? Does Google offer some sort of
          > free search tool and
          > > if so, is it a site search or can you have it look for
          > key words in a
          > > database?
          >
          >
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        • LaurieK
          That s what I was afraid of even bothering with is that I don t think Google will search within a database, its more of a site search where ou have keywords
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            That's what I was afraid of even bothering with is that I don't think Google
            will search within a database, its more of a "site search" where ou have
            keywords embedded in the page and it does its thing.



            I do appreciate everyone's assistance though J



            Laurie



            From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
            Of sisterscape
            Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 1:01 PM
            To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [NH] Looking for Resources



            Will Google search a database? I thought it only searched html.

            --- On Sun, 8/3/08, Alan C <acummingsus@...
            <mailto:acummingsus%40gmail.com> > wrote:

            > From: Alan C <acummingsus@... <mailto:acummingsus%40gmail.com> >
            > Subject: Re: [NH] Looking for Resources
            > To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ntb-html%40yahoogroups.com>
            > Date: Sunday, August 3, 2008, 12:25 PM
            > (sounds like ultimately you want to make use of your own)
            > but, FWIW
            > you can use the google, have google search only just your
            > site
            > (seamless? ie does so from a form field that you put/have
            > on a page or
            > whatever pages of your site).
            >
            > http://www.stonehenge.com/index.html
            >
            > See it in use at there (scroll down, you'll see it) has
            > done so for a long time.
            >
            > I don't know if you need any sort of (likely free)
            > identifier or etc.
            > from google or not to do so. (there's an AWFID [I
            > don't know what it
            > is] in the next code copied from the above listed site.
            >
            > <!-- Search Google -->
            > <div align="center">
            > <FORM method="GET"
            > action="http://www.google.com/custom">
            > <A class="google"
            > HREF="http://www.google.com/search">
            > <IMG cclass="google"
            > SRC=http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif
            > border=0 ALT=Google align=middle></A><br />
            >
            > <INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=15 maxlength=255
            > value=""><br />
            > <INPUT type=submit name=sa VALUE="Search
            > mysite">
            > <INPUT type=hidden name=cof
            > VALUE="S:http://www.mysite.com;AH:center;AWFID:c32c3e920bca5918;">
            > <input type=hidden name=domains
            > value="mysite.com"><input type=hidden
            > name=sitesearch value="mysite.com">
            > </FORM>
            > </div>
            > <!-- Search Google -->
            >
            >
            >
            > On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM, LaurieK
            > <ladyck3@... <mailto:ladyck3%40tx.rr.com> > wrote:
            >
            > > I'm in the HTML group for Notepad because its
            > well. web page/site related
            > >
            > [ . . ]
            >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Seriously, any ideas? Does Google offer some sort of
            > free search tool and
            > > if so, is it a site search or can you have it look for
            > key words in a
            > > database?
            >
            >
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          • jmgledhill
            Try doing a search in Google for html database and you will find converters that should let you do searches on multiple fields. [Non-text portions of this
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              Try doing a search in Google for "html database" and you will find
              converters that should let you do searches on multiple fields.


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            • LaurieK
              Oh cool.. thanks for the tip. off to google J From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jmgledhill Sent: Sunday, August 03,
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                Oh cool.. thanks for the tip. off to google J



                From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                Of jmgledhill
                Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 1:40 PM
                To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: RE: [NH] Looking for Resources



                Try doing a search in Google for "html database" and you will find
                converters that should let you do searches on multiple fields.

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              • loro
                I m not all that sure about what you want to do, really, but maybe one of these scipts does what you want.
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                  I'm not all that sure about what you want to do, really, but maybe
                  one of these scipts does what you want.
                  <http://www.hotscripts.com/ASP/Scripts_and_Components/Searching/Database_Search/>

                  Lotta
                • Alan C
                  re google, I had used the word site I think Don had it a while back ie form etc. Perl can do this (mute since this is already known). -- I assume that when
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                    re google, I had used the word "site"

                    I think Don had it a while back ie "form" etc.

                    Perl can do this (mute since this is already known).
                    --

                    I assume that when using web browser to search said database that it is a
                    "form" (where the user interactivity is) where user's query is entered --
                    and that it would then be one of the "methods" ie for example cgi, perl_cgi,
                    perl_dbi, cold fusion markup language, python_+_whatever, asp,
                    yet_another_different_backend_method_of_your_choice_goes_here.

                    Didn't Laurie say it's asp?

                    But it's not to matter for what Laurie seeks here, really, (as to whatever
                    the "back end" (A.K.A method(s)) is.

                    The action (that's needed here) is in getting the form filled with the
                    search query ? I guess?

                    Or ?? does Laurie need to come up with a backend (and/or entire) method so
                    as with which to accomplish the searching of a database as in right now
                    currently there is no (via www) searching of the data base.

                    --
                    Alan.


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                  • Alan C
                    (it s not hidden) (doesn t need to be hidden) IOW anyone viewing source in web browser: http://www.ladyck.com/data/new_wb_lookup.asp works for when entering
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                      (it's not hidden) (doesn't need to be hidden) IOW anyone viewing source in
                      web browser:

                      http://www.ladyck.com/data/new_wb_lookup.asp

                      works for when entering one search word (I entered "yarn").

                      Uses the "get" (I forget if this get is an http, cgi, whatever--method). A
                      back end of some sort exists due to the output results (are found and then)
                      are (outputted as) dynamically written html.

                      Laurie wants to implement boolean.

                      Laurie, how is the actual searching IOW what brand is the database

                      IOW different types/brand of databases likely have need to accept certain
                      type of query

                      IOW does the database itself support boolean (if not then something need
                      detect when two words and divvy it up into two separate queries, assembling
                      all of the output results together.

                      Likely your database supports boolean but that you seek how to query it in
                      boolean.

                      HTH. Alan.


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                    • Hugo Paulissen
                      Hi, That is a good source, but maybe not for beginners? I went through this a couple of years ago (ASP - Queries - MS Access...), and found out that the main
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                        Hi,
                        That is a good source, but maybe not for beginners? I went through this a couple of years ago (ASP - Queries - MS Access...), and found out that the main thing to master is the querystring. There are ways to have the querystring that is sent to the db displayed to the user (don't ask me now, I'm no longer active in that field); if you enable this you can actually see what the exact searchstring contains. That helped me a lot; it gave me insight in the inner workings of the whole process.
                        The form that handles the user input results in a string that must be passed to the database. And this needs to be (fine-)tuned. You'll need to do some learning (lots of websites available), otherwise you have to look for alternatives, but do not give up to soon...
                        It may help to change the string within the asp-page itself (append wildchards for instance) - in order to get better results. If you know exactly what the string should be (you can use trial and error) you have to find a way to have this string generated by means of the interaction with the user. Without actually seeing the asp code, and not knowing what the connection is, it is hard to help you out.
                        I found the 4guysfromrolla-website very helpful. Another tool that I used to master the database techniques was from Roman Koch (http://www.romankoch.ch/capslock/editor.htm%c2%a0or%c2%a0http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/110999-1.shtml). Play with it and try to see how you can benefit from the example-code. It may be old, but I reckon that will not be a big problem.
                        Frontpage is the MS tool that may help you further: it may be used to generate db-connections and instructions in asp directly. I've followed some tutorials about the Frontpage database wizard and learnt a lot from that (see a.o. http://www.frontpagehowto.com/examples.asp). I must acknowledge that I used a tool to have all superfluous code stripped automatically (Notetab was very helpful in that respect). So: I built some code with fronpage, had that stripped in order to look at the resulting querystring, and most of the time I edited the resulting asp-page (but you have to know what you are doing, if you do it that way...).
                        Hope this helps.
                        Hugo



                        ----- Original Message ----
                        From: loro <loro-spam01-@...>
                        To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Monday, August 4, 2008 3:04:40 AM
                        Subject: RE: [NH] Looking for Resources


                        I'm not all that sure about what you want to do, really, but maybe
                        one of these scipts does what you want.
                        <http://www.hotscrip ts.com/ASP/ Scripts_and_ Components/ Searching/ Database_ Search/>

                        Lotta






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                      • Hugo Paulissen
                        Hi LaurieK, Oh yes, this may be of help as well... Also from Roman Koch: http://www.romankoch.ch/capslock/query.htm Query.ASP - a general-purpose database
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                          Hi LaurieK,
                          Oh yes, this may be of help as well... Also from Roman Koch: http://www.romankoch.ch/capslock/query.htm
                          Query.ASP - a general-purpose database query manager for Microsoft Access tables
                          Hugo




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                        • LaurieK
                          Loro, Thanks for the resource, I got it LATE last night and will check it out today.. Alan, MS Access is the what I m using for the DB construction. I know
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                            Loro,



                            Thanks for the resource, I got it LATE last night and will check it out
                            today..



                            Alan,

                            MS Access is the what I'm using for the DB construction. I know NOTHING
                            about SQL or MySQL. or any other methods.. I know enough about Access to be
                            DANGEROUS.. I'm using Office 2007 but my server doesn't support that version
                            so the DB is in 2003 version.



                            Yes I am using a "form" within my "asp" page for the search..



                            Hugo.

                            I'm using Dreamweaver. I have FrontPage but for work purposes/support I'm
                            using Dreamweaver as my webpage editor.. The tip you gave me about the query
                            string. we did something once about using a "+" for the end of the search
                            string but that was when we had a drop down menu I believe. but I will go
                            back and check into my other resources, thank for the memory Jog! J



                            I'll also check out the other resources and tips that you offered, I
                            appreciate it..



                            Jmgledhill, sisterscape, Don, Alan, fw7oaks...

                            I'm getting all of these search suggestions and I'm like.. OH YEAH. I said
                            early on, I even have a mental block on what to or how to properly search
                            not quite knowing what I should use to google with.. And have obtained an
                            education from these searches as well..



                            Thank you everyone for all of your help, recommendations and suggestions..
                            I'll keep you posted as I learn (if I can teach this old dog new tricks
                            hehehe) J



                            Laurie





                            From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                            Of loro
                            Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 8:05 PM
                            To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [NH] Looking for Resources



                            I'm not all that sure about what you want to do, really, but maybe
                            one of these scipts does what you want.
                            <http://www.hotscripts.com/ASP/Scripts_and_Components/Searching/Database_Sea
                            rch/>

                            Lotta





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                          • loro
                            ... You can t mean that rolling your own would be easier for beginners? Not all of your links worked, but the page I could reach seemed to deal with that.
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                              Hugo wrote:
                              >That is a good source, but maybe not for beginners?

                              You can't mean that rolling your own would be easier for beginners?
                              Not all of your links worked, but the page I could reach seemed to
                              deal with that.

                              Myself, I'm quite prolific installing scripts and can modify them
                              with a light hand. Not as successful writing them. ;-o)

                              Lotta
                            • Hugo Paulissen
                              Hi Lotta, ... No, but my experience was that most of those scripts needed some tweaking (they do not always do what you really need), or are meant for specific
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                                Hi Lotta,
                                > You can't mean that rolling your own would be easier for beginners?

                                No, but my experience was that most of those scripts needed some tweaking (they do not always do what you really need), or are meant for specific server-configurations...
                                > Not all of your links worked, but the page I could reach seemed to
                                deal with that.

                                I clicked the links in my mail, on my end it seems to be ok.
                                Regards,
                                Hugo




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                              • Alan C
                                ... [ . . ] Alan, ... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=XIF&q=boolean+asp+microsoft+access&btnG=Search
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                                  On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 5:39 AM, LaurieK <ladyck3@...> wrote:

                                  > Loro,

                                  [ . . ]

                                  Alan,
                                  >
                                  > MS Access is the what I'm using for the DB construction. [ . . ]
                                  >
                                  > Yes I am using a "form" within my "asp" page for the search..


                                  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=XIF&q=boolean+asp+microsoft+access&btnG=Search

                                  At Google, I entered the next 4 words: boolean asp microsoft access

                                  http://databases.aspfaq.com/database/how-do-i-handle-bit/boolean-columns.html

                                  at there if you scroll slightly down can seen (asp) form (boolean search)
                                  but it uses "post" instead of (alternative, maybe) "get", evidently uses 3
                                  asp pages to achieve the query AND it has at least slight bit of SQL in it
                                  too.

                                  Isn't this fun? (don't ask me, I know nothing about it the asp, access).

                                  I did do once, some time ago, I wrote a Perl--cgi interface to a

                                  http://www.mysql.com/

                                  database

                                  which is not Microsoft Access. not asp.

                                  on an irrelevant note: but I don't know if Mysql supports boolean or not.
                                  --

                                  Perl abstracts (keeps details of the SQL away from the Perl programmer)
                                  which my point is here that a Perl programmer not need to know SQL (Perl
                                  generates the SQL) for what I was doing the aforementioned Perl--cgi--mysql.

                                  There's got to be perhaps some GUI app that abstracts (make it easier, more
                                  user friendly) as opposed to geeky, machine_y like when need to do (what are
                                  we doing here?)

                                  I guess (the goal) it is to construct an (boolean) asp query to query an
                                  access database

                                  http://forums.aspfree.com/code-bank-54/advanced-boolean-search-indexing-43470.html

                                  turned up when I now just added abstract onto the google search, a new
                                  google search, thus:

                                  abstract boolean asp microsoft access

                                  (methinks google getting confused on that one [no abstract for/as a word
                                  returned]

                                  But it did turn up a code bank forum "advanced boolean search" at aspfree
                                  (oh, it appears that it may be a forum about the link Hugo posted about the
                                  Query.asp) where can ask questions.

                                  Alan.


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                                • Don - HtmlFixIt.com
                                  ... An ASP page, much like a perl cgi page or a PHP page in fact may contain many pages and coding to have it do something. If you just hit the page with no
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                                    Alan C wrote:
                                    > On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 5:39 AM, LaurieK <ladyck3@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    >> Loro,
                                    >
                                    > [ . . ]
                                    >
                                    > Alan,
                                    >> MS Access is the what I'm using for the DB construction. [ . . ]
                                    >>
                                    >> Yes I am using a "form" within my "asp" page for the search..
                                    >

                                    An ASP page, much like a perl cgi page or a PHP page in fact may contain
                                    many pages and coding to have it do something.

                                    If you just hit the page with no post or get information provided, then
                                    it displays a page. You can use view source to see the content
                                    generated by the ASP page, but contrary to what someone is suggesting,
                                    you cannot see what is in the ASP pages code. To repeat you see only
                                    the generated html -- and what is generated is controlled by what input
                                    (or no input) is given by the user.

                                    If you look at the ASP page, you will see a series of "choices" or
                                    branches in the coding. It will say something like:

                                    if there is information provided by our form then process that, create a
                                    result and display the result

                                    or

                                    if there is not information provided by our form then just display the
                                    basic page with the search form

                                    There may be many other branches. We have written entire sites in one
                                    script so the page address is the same for every page. The only way to
                                    see this coding is to look in the raw coding of the ASP page. First
                                    MAKE A BACKUP, and then using notetab, open your ASP page. Start
                                    looking around. You will find a part that ultimately generates the
                                    query. That is the part we are looking for. We can then tweak what is
                                    being asked for.

                                    Your function (part of the ASP program) that builds results isn't very
                                    well developed, because it does not tell me no results found. It still
                                    outputs the table heading, but the table is empty of results.

                                    I believe something like this in your ASP is where you are headed.
                                    http://www.asp101.com/samples/viewasp.asp?file=db_search_multi.asp

                                    Again there are more coders in the clips or in the scripts lists than
                                    there probably are here (no offense intended, but I think you'll find
                                    the heavy coders in one of those two lists) and/or in off topic.
                                  • LaurieK
                                    OH MY GOODNESS. I sure did strike up the conversation didn t I? Man I sure appreciate it.. I ve got LOTS to research here... my mind is going swish swish
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                                      OH MY GOODNESS. I sure did strike up the conversation didn't I?

                                      Man I sure appreciate it.. I've got LOTS to research here... my mind is
                                      going swish swish swish.

                                      Thanks!!!! J



                                      Laurie





                                      From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                                      Of Alan C
                                      Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:18 AM
                                      To: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com
                                      Subject: Re: [NH] Looking for Resources



                                      On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 5:39 AM, LaurieK <ladyck3@...
                                      <mailto:ladyck3%40tx.rr.com> > wrote:

                                      > Loro,

                                      [ . . ]

                                      Alan,
                                      >
                                      > MS Access is the what I'm using for the DB construction. [ . . ]
                                      >
                                      > Yes I am using a "form" within my "asp" page for the search..

                                      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en
                                      <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US
                                      %3Aofficial&hs=XIF&q=boolean+asp+microsoft+access&btnG=Search>
                                      &client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=XIF&q=boolean+asp+mi
                                      crosoft+access&btnG=Search

                                      At Google, I entered the next 4 words: boolean asp microsoft access

                                      http://databases.aspfaq.com/database/how-do-i-handle-bit/boolean-columns.htm
                                      l

                                      at there if you scroll slightly down can seen (asp) form (boolean search)
                                      but it uses "post" instead of (alternative, maybe) "get", evidently uses 3
                                      asp pages to achieve the query AND it has at least slight bit of SQL in it
                                      too.

                                      Isn't this fun? (don't ask me, I know nothing about it the asp, access).

                                      I did do once, some time ago, I wrote a Perl--cgi interface to a

                                      http://www.mysql.com/

                                      database

                                      which is not Microsoft Access. not asp.

                                      on an irrelevant note: but I don't know if Mysql supports boolean or not.
                                      --

                                      Perl abstracts (keeps details of the SQL away from the Perl programmer)
                                      which my point is here that a Perl programmer not need to know SQL (Perl
                                      generates the SQL) for what I was doing the aforementioned Perl--cgi--mysql.

                                      There's got to be perhaps some GUI app that abstracts (make it easier, more
                                      user friendly) as opposed to geeky, machine_y like when need to do (what are
                                      we doing here?)

                                      I guess (the goal) it is to construct an (boolean) asp query to query an
                                      access database

                                      http://forums.aspfree.com/code-bank-54/advanced-boolean-search-indexing-4347
                                      0.html

                                      turned up when I now just added abstract onto the google search, a new
                                      google search, thus:

                                      abstract boolean asp microsoft access

                                      (methinks google getting confused on that one [no abstract for/as a word
                                      returned]

                                      But it did turn up a code bank forum "advanced boolean search" at aspfree
                                      (oh, it appears that it may be a forum about the link Hugo posted about the
                                      Query.asp) where can ask questions.

                                      Alan.

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