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I need to make a web form to register guests for a golf outing and for a report to be generated by email and if possible something that can be imported into excel.

The web server is an Apache server. The problem is, I can do this in ASP.NET which of course is not supported. I have worked a little bit with MySQL, but I do not know PHP or JAVA or whatever else I can use to create the web form interface with the database.

Any suggestions? I was going to try drupal but I was unable to figure out how to identify the field names for individual choices for a drop down list for a condition (foursome, twosome, etc.) for a conditional statement based on the value of their selection.

Any suggestions would be great. I will be taking a JAVA class this summer if that would work. Tho learning PHP probably would not be a bad thing either.

Kelly
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If it's for web development, I wouldn't recommend Java. Go to www.w3schools.com and read up on some PHP.
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HTML and CSS for layout and PHP scripts for the logic to behind the forms and to interact with the mySQL DB and so forth smile.gif
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I need to make a web form to register guests for a golf outing and for a report to be generated by email and if possible something that can be imported into excel.
The web server is an Apache server. The problem is, I can do this in ASP.NET which of course is not supported. I have worked a little bit with MySQL, but I do not know PHP or JAVA or whatever else I can use to create the web form interface with the database.
Any suggestions? I was going to try drupal but I was unable to figure out how to identify the field names for individual choices for a drop down list for a condition (foursome, twosome, etc.) for a conditional statement based on the value of their selection.
Any suggestions would be great. I will be taking a JAVA class this summer if that would work. Tho learning PHP probably would not be a bad thing either.
Kelly
PHP would be the easiest by far, but you can use Perl, Python, Java, whatever takes your fancy.
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If it's for web development, I wouldn't recommend Java. Go to www.w3schools.com and read up on some PHP.

There's nothing wrong with Java for web development: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaServer_Pages
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Thanks all for the advice. I think I will attempt this with PHP first. I need to expand my language knowledge anyway =)
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