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Connecting a Web page to MySQL

MySQL expert Scott Noyes explains the three components of connecting a Web page to MySQL.

I need to run a SQL statement on a button click using Javascript in the LotusNotes Web form and get the value returned, based on that value I need to open a form. I tried to search for AJAX code on running a SQL statement but couldn't find any. What should I do to resolve this?

Connecting a Web page to MySQL requires JavaScript on the client to issue the request, MySQL on the server to handle the query and a server-side scripting language to stand in-between. You may use any language you wish; PHP, Perl and Python are popular candidates.

Here is an article showing each step is done and how to tie them together.

This was first published in August 2006

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