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Getting data from SQL Server on a different server

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Before I dive into this, I want to make sure it's possible
and relatively painless 🙂

My Flex web app is hosted on one server (call it server01)
which is the web server, and I have a SQL Server 2000 database on
another server (server05), which is not a web server. In the Flex
app, I'd like to populate a ComboBox using data from a table in SQL
Server. Is this possible even though they are on different servers
and server05 doesn't has web access? Thanks.
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Are you using a web service? As long as your web service (on
web server) is able to communicate with the database, then the web
service can then send that response to your flex
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I'm not using anything as of yet to accomplish this. It seems
that using web services is the recommended method. Could you
provide any information on setting up a web service, or resources?