I had a software that was written on VB .Net and used Crystal Report to print out reports. It was a pain to maintain in my case, so I want to move the report to webpage version.
I did some researches and found out that it was more safe to connect database from server side on webpage. However, I want to know if there is any way to connect database from client side and it hides the connection string. Any mix way is fine. (I tried using java applet to connect database, but it didn't allow me to run from local file on webpage).
Is there any way I can connect to database from client side and hide the connection string?
P.s. I use Firefox as a main browser.