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Ben Sanchez
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I am looking for a little direction. We have dozens of laptops at work which we use in the field. I am looking for the easist way for the user to use a JAVA application in the field that will write the data to a file on each individuals laptop. Upon docking the laptop, the information on each laptop of each individual will update a master file on a server. Is this possible with JAVA or will this take some other kind of language? I have written the application and I can write the file to the laptop. Because of security, does JAVA have the capability to access the server and compare for changes and upload updated information to it on which I will be able to use Excell to access the CSValues?
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Welcome to the ranch!

Java should do fine. Check the Sun Networking Tutorial for options like raw sockets, HTTP form-like post, or XML over HTTP.
 
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Hey, did that match your problem at all? The things I suggested all need a "server" program on the server machine. You could write a little one just for this purpose in no time. Were you hoping for something just involving file systems and not a Java server?
 
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