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    I run a golf tour website and I wanted to learn the amount of database stuff necessary to create some basic number crunching utilities that would automatically post data from one page to another. For example, a person's score is entered on one page, and the person's average score is updated automatically on another page.
    Where do I start? Is there an easy way to do this? How long would it take for someone with no database experience to figure it all out? Thanks in advance for any help possible!
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    It sounds like you want to update a database with a new score and then view the average of all scores on another page.
    Sounds like straight up SQL to me. Update the database, call an average function of all fields, display the results. Just learn some SQL and setup the database. Easy enough.

    If I'm misunderstanding this, LMK.

    Steve
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    Thats pretty much it. Thanks both of you guys for the help. Although now that I'm knee deep in all of it, I'm much more confused than when I started, lol. I'll keep plugging away at it though, and I'll come back here when I have more specific questions. Thanks again, you've both got me going in the right direction. -Chad.

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