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Re^2: web-interface using data from flat files

by sara2005 (Scribe)
on Nov 11, 2005 at 18:03 UTC ( [id://507799] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Unfortunately, I don't have any control over the flat file I get to build the user interface. My part is limited to reading the flat file, building the interface and sending back the changes in the same flat file format.

Also, there is no database involved in the whole process.

I am going to read thru the links you have suggested but decided to give a little more info on why I use the flat files.

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Re^3: web-interface using data from flat files
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Nov 11, 2005 at 18:26 UTC

    Ah. Then your chosen approach with a copy of the file probably makes the most sense. I’d tell whoever is telling you to do it this way that their approach doesn’t make a lot of sense, though.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      One important requisite is that I need to get the modified values in the same format as the flat file

      I will still try if I can make use of the DBM modules and finally get the modified values in the required format