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    Alternative database management?

    Hello there,
    This is just a general question pertaining to databases, but I'm in need of some help.
    My hosting doesn't allow the use of SQL, SQLite, or Oracle but does allow a few features that enable additional content (i.e. creation of additional data for users).

    I have seen a few examples they displayed using .dat files but I can't find any resources explaining to me how this can be used to store data other than it's just a text file.

    Is there any other type of 'structured' data type (.dat, .txt, etc) that I could use to store data?

    Please excuse me if I'm using the wrong terminology. I'm a beginner in databases.

    Thank you!

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    I have some information that needs to be stored but I'm sure it's too much for a flat file, scaling towards medium sized. Is there any other way I can manage my data?

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    Hello, just checking up again. Does anyone know another method of managing medium-sized data in a somewhat structured format with/without using text or dat files (preferably without text/dat).

    To reiterate my first post, my current hosting does not have any SQL features but does allow the use of limited PHP usage (no mysql functions, memory, etc). I have data that potentially may go beyond the limit of a flat file, so I was curious if there's any other way of managing data?


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