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Database creation
#1
I was hoping that Formtools would create the form database on installation, but (as I suspected) that's not the case. Could anyone possibly advise me on how to create that database? (Or does my service provider have to create that database?)

Could I make that database & place it on the web page? What format would that dBase need to be in?

(Yep, I'm just an amateur.)

---Thanks
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#2
Hi,

You'd normally create a MySQL database via your web hosting account (Cpanel or similar). Once that database has been created together with a user that has access to that database, you can then install FormTools.

FormTools will do the rest of the work for you!

If you get stuck just google some of the points above, there are lots of tutorials out there.

Good luck.

(Mar 22nd, 2010, 12:09 PM)Ray7 Wrote: I was hoping that Formtools would create the form database on installation, but (as I suspected) that's not the case. Could anyone possibly advise me on how to create that database? (Or does my service provider have to create that database?)

Could I make that database & place it on the web page? What format would that dBase need to be in?

(Yep, I'm just an amateur.)

---Thanks
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#3
Thanks, Martin:

That's pretty much what I thought. I'm unfortunately just one of an outfit of people, and not in direct contact with the service provider. And the people who are don't really know what I'm asking for. I'll have to fix that.

OR, I could cough up $4 per month & get my own web host . . .

-- Thanks, Ray
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#4
(Mar 22nd, 2010, 2:16 PM)Ray7 Wrote: Thanks, Martin:

That's pretty much what I thought. I'm unfortunately just one of an outfit of people, and not in direct contact with the service provider. And the people who are don't really know what I'm asking for. I'll have to fix that.

OR, I could cough up $4 per month & get my own web host . . .

-- Thanks, Ray

$4? Bargain.
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#5
Thanks, again. I was actually hoping that there might be a way to remotely fix this "missing" database. I don't have direct access to the ISP. (Even though I have to make a volunteer form work

---Ray[/b]
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#6
Hey Ray,

Once upon a time I looked into doing that: having the script actually try creating the database, but it turned out that many (if not most) hosts don't give MySQL accounts permission to do it, so it wouldn't be possible in the majority of cases. At that point I abandoned the idea; all other PHP apps I've encountered take the same approach.

I think you may be out of luck, sorry!

- Ben
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