One of the features that we get asked about a lot in our forums is our article rating system. Basically, each article is displayed with some radio buttons that allow visitors to rate each article on a scale of 1 to 10. When a user votes, an average visitor rating is worked out and is displayed alongside the article.
In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to use ASP and a Microsoft Access database to create a basic content rating system. We will look at how to setup the database to accept ratings, how to add ratings to the database, how to stop users from rating once they have already done so, and finally how to accumulate the ratings for each piece of content and display them in a graphical format.