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bob kennelly
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Hello,

I need to create some kind of WEB interface, so users can login, select from a list of SAS macro utilities on page1 and on page 2 select the input file they want to use. When they say "submit", the macro and input file will run on a UNIX platform and create a report and the report will then need to be displayed back on page3.

Can anyone tell me if i will need J2EE for this application or are there other simpler approaches, ie similar to PHP or Perl? but i need to use a Java based tool?

Thanks very much for any ideas?
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Bob,
My first choice would be Perl. If it has to be Java based, you could use one of the scripting languages supported by Java 6. If it has to be Java, you would use a scaled down version of J2EE - just servlets and JSPs.
 
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"bobk544",
Welcome to the ranch. You may not be aware of the ranch Naming Policy. Please read it carefully and change your name accordingly (you need to set both first and last names). Thank you.
 
bob kennelly
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Thanks for your ideas Jeanne, since i will need to use Java, do you think i could use Wicket for an application like this? I spent several hours googling around and it seems like Wicket is becoming a favorite and when i reviewed the "Wicket in Action" book reviews, all of the reviews were very positive.

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bob kennelly
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Also Jeanne, if i can talk them into PERL can you recommend a framework/template or some base source code that i could use to prototype such a system?

Thanks again
BobK
 
bob kennelly
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Ok Jeanne, in looking at PERL approach further, i see what you're saying, it is very straight forward, almost like simple hyperlinkinking. I found an old system we are using and i think i'm going to take your advice and at least create the prototype using this approach and use the JAVA approach for the down the road. In the mean time, i've ordered the Wicket in Action book and a few PHP books for the down the road project.

Thanks again
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Bob,
I've read about Wicket, but haven't used it.

On your display name, it was valid yesterday. Can you edit it back to the original value. (If you are using Chrome, we reported a bug where it changes the display name to the username when editing your profile. It still needs to be manually changed back though.)
 
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