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data handaling

in my application the user has to fill 10 input fields, now suppose the server goes down and the user had only filled say 8 of the fields.

i want to save this data and export it to a excel sheet.so that the data of the 8 fields are not lost.

how do i do this ?

plz help.

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    Sep 11, 2008 at 04:13 PM

    akhilesh,

    If the server goes down while a user is entering data into a web application the data is probably going to be lost. If you only have 10 fields and the user thinks they need it in an Excel spreadsheet I think you're best option is to have them put in the Excel spreadsheet first, save it locally and then let them key it into the web application. I bet they won't like that idea though.

    A better solution may be to save the data to a database periodically as they enter it. The user will have to come with how often they think this data should be saved or perhaps they can press a button to save it in a draft before committing it in a transaction.

    Regards,

    John

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