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    Rob Guest

    Default Text Files or database

    I need to make a series of pages that users can update them seleves. I think I am going to use the database for this but<BR>what type of advantages would there be with text files, if any.<BR><BR>Thnaks,<BR><BR>Rob

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    Dec 1969

    Default RE: Text Files or database

    With the database you would have the obvious overhead of having to connect to the database...plus create DSN, users etc for access. (though this may provide more security)<BR><BR>With text files, you could simply setup a folder and grant them permission to "drag-n-drop" into your publication folder. <BR><BR>I have used the method to allow my business users to "update" text files with time sensitive data, allowing the information to be displayed w/out them having to even go to the web or use any utilities. I would tell them, that if you can "drag-n-drop" you can publish to the [intranet] web.<BR><BR>Also, your text files can be searched/indexed whereas the database can not.

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