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We're looking for an quick and easy way for an HR person to enter data into a couple fields and then have them click submit and have it execute some SQL Update query on the database. We don't need to return anything to the user (maybe just a submission successful notification, if that).

We don't really want to create a webpage for this since we lack the PHP/C# knowledge to do this quickly and easily. Can Sharepoint somehow be used for this? I've heard InfoPath is also an option.

Running SQL Server 2008 and Sharepoint 2007.

  • pardon my language but you might try just using Microsoft Access. SharePoint can do it but would still require you to create the webpage within SharePoint and a data source to the database. – user4308 Oct 11 '11 at 22:25
  • Can I read an Access DB from within SQL Server? I'd need to report from it with other tables. – Gabe Oct 11 '11 at 22:32
  • I believe you could add it as a linked server within SQL Server. Access can be used just as a front end form to the actual database in SQL Server. Access would not be used to store the data, just a front end to it in place of the web page. – user4308 Oct 11 '11 at 22:36
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Yes you can use SharePoint and InfoPath to achieve this, if you have at least SP2007 Standard Edition..

Here is a tutorial how to submit form data to a SQL server and here is a video tutorial how to make your form "browser enabled".

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