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    can a complete newbie build php/mysql system?

    I don't have any experience with mysql and php... well I know how things work, I know html and I know AS2 scripting language. I used to mess with java too.

    I need to come up with an engine for my website. where should I start? Is there a program that will help me build mysql database tables? I'm quite cool with phpmyadmin, but I need something to work on my pc. And than any recommended reading on php? I don't need any fancy features, just read and write to mysql database + math functions like sum up all the results from the survey and display bar charts. I can figure out things myself, just put me on the right track


    thanks!
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    Hey flunkme i got the same problem, my php knowledge is not very wel at the moment. It woulb be nice to hear some strategies to find out how things are working in PHP.
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    its simple read all the php functions on php.net its the best and only way to go.

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    yes, sure... but I don't want to be a php expert, I just want to write a specific engine... easy from my point of view I need to know only several functions. My main concern is mysql - it troubles me allot, is there a program that can give visual interpretation of the tables? so its easier to design grid and use it?

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    If you are familiar with programming and database design, you can build a PHP system. I built one when a client wanted one and it worked. i used excellent tutorials from www.melonfire.com

    http://www.melonfire.com/community/c...ves.php?page=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by flunkme View Post
    william232
    My main concern is mysql - it troubles me allot, is there a program that can give visual interpretation of the tables? so its easier to design grid and use it?
    Yes, several. I like the one from http://www.webyog.com/

    or look for Heidi SQL.

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    You can get the admin tools on the mysql website. You have the DB admin tool, the DB modeling tool (visual modeling and links between DB tables) and the query browser which lets your run queries and play with the DB structure.
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    thanks everyone

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    Use phpMyAdmin for playing with MySQL.
    www.php.net is a great resource.

    How complex of a site do you need to build? Sometimes you just have to start small.


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