Peter Janett wrote:
> I have inherited a client with a flat file shopping cart. I have added a
> MySQL database to record the orders, and am using DBI with Perl and PHP3 to
> do the interaction with the MySQL database.
> The site is a local theater that sells concert tickets. They have sold as
> many as 4 tickets per second, which was way too much for the flat file
> shopping cart. I'm going to implement a MySQL based cart, but want to make
> sure I won't run into similar problems. I have found one order that didn't
> make it into MySQL, which has me a bit worried.
> I've already double check and added lots of "flock" statements in the Perl
> code for the flat file database operations, and would like to know more
> about the "file locking" needs, features, etc. of MySQL.
> Thanks in advance,
> Peter Janett
> New Media One Web Services
Read the manual. If programmed properly, you should not need file
especially in a web based design.