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Ideas on communication between Flash6 and a DB

I have an upcoming project that will involve communication between a web-based application running in Flash 6, and our database.

Anybody have any advice on this?  I can think of several ways to do it... I don't need specific implementation details, just a helpful hint on which path might be best from those who have done this before.  I don't know which way is the most pain-free.  :-)

Webserver is IIS, database is MS-SQL.

(note: Flash7 apparently has some new advances in terms of data-binding, but we've determined that the current adoption rate of Flash7 is too low to pushing out projects that require it.  So Flash 6 it is...)

John Rose
Tuesday, December 23, 2003


ActionScript is basically Javascript and uses the DOM to parse and work with XML.

I am working on a ASP -> XML -> Flash 6 right now. XML is fairly straightforward to implement.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Just post an XML file to a URL (servlet).  Have the servlet do all the work.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

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