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    Default Databases and text files

    I have asked a number of ASP developers that I know this question and nobody seems to know - can anybody help<BR><BR>All I want to know is what is more server intensive, writing a line of text to an empty textfile or writing a line of text to an empty database table.<BR><BR>Micheal

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    Eddie Campbell Guest

    Default RE: Databases and text files

    Well, I would have thought that it would be more server intensive to write the line to a database, but there would not be much in it.<BR><BR>It would certainly be slower if the database table was indexed as the indices would need to be updated as well.<BR><BR>The real issue comes down to what you intend to do with the data after it has been entered. A database is infinately more flexible than a text file, and databases are designed to handle record locks/multiuser access etc. etc.

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