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[nycphp-talk] Being notified when something changes in the database

tedd tedd.sperling at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 10:15:44 EDT 2010


At 4:21 PM -0500 8/20/10, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>So I'm developing an application that will work within a larger 
>supply chain system. There is a table in the database called 'Items' 
>which holds a list of all items and how many of those items are in 
>stock at a particular location.  Fairly regularly, another system 
>will change that table (for example, when a new shipment of items 
>come in) and I need to notified of that change and fire a script to 
>process those changes.
>
>How can this be done effectively and reliably?  Is there a 
>'standard' way of doing it?
>
>Thanks!
>Anthony Papillion

Anthony:

Not to discount anyone's solution, but I had a similar problem that I 
solved by simply emailing what happened. As someone updated the 
database, the script that changed the database also sent an email to 
me at the same time telling what happened.

Cheers,

tedd


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