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How many users could be updating the data at the same time?

How big is the flatfile? If it is fairly small (e.g. less than 2k records) I think the flat file arrangement will be fine.

I have a keyword search app that uses CGI::Session. The results are stored in a hash and the hash, along with a page number, is stored in a session. 10 results/page are displayed. If the user requests next or back the script is able to send the next or previous results.

In your case you could check the data submitted by the form, update the hash, create a new session (including the page number) and display the appropriate page.

You could update/rewrite the data file at the same time (bearing in mind the questions above).

I'm a bit curious about your html. There doesn't appear to be an opening form tag. What are those anchor tags (<a></a>) doing?

How do you generate the html, how do you display the values from your hash?

More questions than answers I'm afraid :-) Good luck!

In reply to Re: web-interface using data from flat files by wfsp
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