You can certainly use VB to ftp files. Depending on the size of the text file, you can also stream it across to the web server using XMLHttp.<BR><BR>In the FTP mode, you would read the file into memory and store it in the database. In the XMLHttp mode, the file would already be in a string in memory which would make it easy to through into a database.
Interesting.. So in FTP mode would that work for other file types? Would I be reading the contents of the file and storing a 'mirror image' of it in the database, or would it be similar to FTPing a file to a web site in that the file would be stored as a .txt file in the database and not just the text from file stored in a memo field? Thanks
You've always been selling this XMLHttp. Is there a certain reason?<BR><BR>I'd imagine he could just create a socket connection with about 20 lines of code and pipe it anywhere and receive it. What advantage does XMLHttp have?
the same as FTP'ing the file to another server. Something on the other server would have to read the file into memory and store it in the database.<BR><BR>by the way, you can also use XMLhttp to stream binary data from on server to the other. <BR><BR>There are all kinds of articles and code samples at http://www.eggheadcafe.com that speak to both of these options.
Ahh.<BR><BR>Speaking of which, I'm getting ready to do an article on the internals of a web server for another authoring site. I'd much rather give it to you though -- any leeway on what you're doing for authors yet?<BR><BR>Reason this came up cause I made a thread safe server program in Java with nearly 10 lines of code. Guessing to implement XML onto it wouldn't be too difficult.