12. Creating Pages for Editing Records
Editing database records involves inserting new records and updating or deleting existing ones. You can edit database records in the application you used to create the database, such as Microsoft Access or MySQL, or you can create dynamic Web pages from which to edit them. Using a Web page for editing database records has two main advantages: You don't need to have the database application installed on your computer, and you or other users don't need to know how to use the database application to edit records.
In this chapter, you'll learn the following:
We'll use PHP and the MySQL travelclub database that we created in Chapter 5 for the tasks in this chapter. However, the process of creating pages for editing database records is the same for PHP, ColdFusion, and ASP.