My problem is that I've finally run out of steam. I've been in school all my life, and this first half of the semester I've been unsuccessfully attempting to remember what little I knew about ASP and server side scripting. I can't study anymore, I just go limp and start frothing at the mouth. I've studied computer science at this university for four years and they want me to make a goddamn database for my final project? Death by dullness, I can't muster the strength to learn another boring database interface, because I'm just too spent.
I found a webspace provider where I could fiddle around and try to figure stuff out, but it's just been so long since I did this stuff that I keep getting error messages or scripts that translate to pure code on the page. So far, I've tried something as simple as a page for updating an existing SQL database through PHP scripting as well as querying it. Both have given me very little to nothing, as I just don't know what the hell I'm doing.
I've googled hundreds of tutorials and crawled myself through about half of them, trying their little snippets of code that don't work and not understanding what the hell they are talking about. For starters, the one class I took on this subject was in ASP but my webhosting only has PHP, and I don't even know what the significance of that is! I'm just so completely burned out, but I have to make this final sprint to the finish line!
So, I am begging for help. I'm not asking to be teached, I've tried that and I can't handle it anymore. I'm asking for the basic code for a web interface to
Update an SQL database through one or more textboxes and a button and
Query this database through the use of drop down lists.
If I can get those two vital building blocks going, I believe I have enough knowledge to figure the rest out on my own. I know how databases work, I know SQL, I just don't know how to use it with PHP on a webpage.
Please help me out, I just want to get this incredibly dull load off my shoulders so I can concentrate on my other classes and graduate this summer.