people at phpbuilder seem very reluctant to help me...
I've had a look round these boards but i'm at a bit of a loss - i'm doing an intranet at work and was planning on doing a database for all the employees. it then occured to me that i could use the active directory, since all the users are in there already. I think i need to use LDAP, but i'm thinking that i really need to have MySQL look into the active directory so that i can include it in my queries.
Is there a way that i can do something akin to the "linking tables" that you can do with access, only link the active directory into MySQL?
If not, and i have to go down the PHP route, then how do i go about using the ldap functions (are there tutorials around? i cant find them!) to get the info into my web page?
I'm trying to do things like employee movement lists, so would want to do things like putting a username into my MySQL database from the active directory, and similarly get an employee name from the active directory by giving it a username from the database.
Any help, advice greatly received.