How to share an updatable database online with a friend?

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I created a university database on MS Access to explore all my options and keep everything in one place but it's still not finished and I want to share it with my friend because she hasn't done her university research and it can help her a lot. Since it's incomplete, I can't keep emailing it to her everytime I update it so I figured I could upload it somewhere online where she could access it and keep up with any updates I make and she could make her own as well. How can I do this? Is there a website or something?
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If you're wanting to do fileshare, Dropbox is really good. You can both make a shared file (Maybe with an invite-only security) and it'll update as quick as you upload
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(Original post by Ruthless Dutchman)
If you're wanting to do fileshare, Dropbox is really good. You can both make a shared file (Maybe with an invite-only security) and it'll update as quick as you upload
Oh, I didn't know I could do that! Let me check it out, thanks.
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>not using a mysql database with a mysql server built in
>using horrible proprietary software
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(Original post by Damsel in distress)
Oh, I didn't know I could do that! Let me check it out, thanks.
It's also worth making regular copies of the Database (especially as you make major changes). You might find odd things happen if you both try making changes to the same file at the same time.
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>not using a mysql database with a mysql server built in
>using horrible proprietary software
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I've never heard of mysql.. thanks for the "help".
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It's also worth making regular copies of the Database (especially as you make major changes). You might find odd things happen if you both try making changes to the same file at the same time.
Oh okay. Thanks.
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Oh okay. Thanks.
http://www.storminternet.co.uk/hosting_planchooser.asp

Answer no to all of these, except the last one "Do you require a MySQL database?"

It's £35 for a year's hosting and that'll give you exactly what you need.

MySQL is one of several Structured Query Languages that allow you to interact with a database. SQL databases are much more suited to medium to large business needs (compared to Access) and MySQL allow you to create your database and manage it's content.

Might be worth looking in to.
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I'd suggest just a spreadsheet you can both edit in google docs..
That is horrible and proprietary though, I suppose.
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Just stick to google drive or drop box. As soon as you save your work, it will be auto updated in that google/dropbox folder and your friend can immediately access it.
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(Original post by Damsel in distress)
I've never heard of mysql.. thanks for the "help".
MySQL (or any other DB server) is probably overkill for what you want and may require more learning than you want to do (unless you're going into something like Computer Science). That said if you're interested in databases then it could be worth looking into for future.
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http://www.storminternet.co.uk/hosting_planchooser.asp

Answer no to all of these, except the last one "Do you require a MySQL database?"

It's £35 for a year's hosting and that'll give you exactly what you need.

MySQL is one of several Structured Query Languages that allow you to interact with a database. SQL databases are much more suited to medium to large business needs (compared to Access) and MySQL allow you to create your database and manage it's content.

Might be worth looking in to.
(Original post by Cal97g)
I'd suggest just a spreadsheet you can both edit in google docs..
That is horrible and proprietary though, I suppose.
(Original post by Al-Mudaari)
Just stick to google drive or drop box. As soon as you save your work, it will be auto updated in that google/dropbox folder and your friend can immediately access it.
(Original post by mfaxford)
MySQL (or any other DB server) is probably overkill for what you want and may require more learning than you want to do (unless you're going into something like Computer Science). That said if you're interested in databases then it could be worth looking into for future.
I checked MySQL out but I find dropbox is just what I needed right now. It's just a silly collection of universities I wanted to share with my friend so MySQL is too pro for that, just like mfaxford said. Dropbox works for me! Thanks for the help guys
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(Original post by mfaxford)
MySQL (or any other DB server) is probably overkill for what you want and may require more learning than you want to do (unless you're going into something like Computer Science). That said if you're interested in databases then it could be worth looking into for future.
Tbh, I only suggested it in the case that this may be true. I agree that it is probably total overkill for what the OP needs.
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