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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    We are looking at hosting a simple business directory site using MYsql and
    PHP. This would be a start to various information related content on a web
    site related to India.

    The database contains contact information on about 5000 companies. This will increase to abt 100,000 listings in say six months. We maintain the database as foxpro files, which we understand can be uploaded to the mysql database.

    The fields of the business database which we want to start immdtly are;

    Company Name:
    Company Addresss
    Pin code (ZIP)
    Phones (1,2,3)... 3 telephone numbers
    Name of contact person
    Contact persons designation
    Business Categories (1,2,3).... 3 different business categories or headings.

    It would be similar to the business search on say http://www.bigyellow.com
    or any other yellow pages site

    For Ex: Someone may query for businesses selling Zippers ( Business
    Categories ) in NewYork (City) with and/or Pin/Zip code ( for a business
    located nearby).

    How do we get to use PHP to do this. Would you be able to help. Anybody have some simple code for this?

    Would someone be able to suggest
    some developers who could do this work for us.


    Raj Mohan
    Calcutta, India

    Raj Mohan
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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Check out the tutorials on PHP3/mySQL on this site - www.devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/Introduction/ , WebMonkey - www.hotwired.com/webmonkey/databases/tutorials/tutorial4.html and PHPBuilder - www.phpbuilder.com/columns/jesus19990308-1.php3 .

    None of them are perfect, but they'll give you a good start on working with php3/mySQL. If you think it's beyond you after that, there's plenty of developers who can do it for you.

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    Paul Cotton
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    When we do this for out clients we normally get the database to create a delimited file and use a web page to pull the file from the hard drive and update MySQL.

    To pull the file we use input type=file within a form and process the file with PHP3 to copy it to the relevant location for incorporation into the Database.

    Its a quick system and very easy to use.

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