Develop a store locator application using IBM DB2 pureXML and ASP.NET
Create a Web app to browse and maintain store information and plot coordinates on a map
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Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: December 08, 2009
We live in a connected and open world, one where data flows freely and where a vast amount of useful information can be found on the Web. In the past, if you wanted to find where the nearest store for your favorite retailer was located, you would probably look it up in the telephone directory, find the company's phone number, call them, and ask for directions to their nearest outlet. This method is a recipe for getting lost, wasting time, and a general frustration for the customer. Today, however, this has all changed. Now you simply open your Web browser and visit the company's Web site, where you can usually find a "Store Locator" feature that will help you find the store nearest to you, and conveniently plot it on a map to make it easier to find. In this tutorial, you will learn to develop such a feature using C# ASP.NET and an IBM DB2® database.
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