MVC newbie here.
Is sql server (sqlite, sqlexpress etc) overkill for data persistence?
I have many variables that I have persisted to the disk in XLS for access across sessions. When 2D arrays became part of the party, I went to binary serialization. good.
Then I came to a roadblock where the mvc controller does a return(redirect for action) for which no Veiwbag, TempData can survive. [Session] seems even like more of a kludge than the former two.
The problem is, I don't think I'm going to be deserializing the binary data within an html file. I know I can run script code but there are limitations to what can be done there (I surmise)
I know I can do database queries in script code within the html file but I need some flat quick data storage that can be written by .net but also accessed for within the running view html code.
Last night I thought, well I'm going to need a database.
Now I wonder If i'm barking up the wrong tree and overthinking it all.
What I have tried:
A Good night's sleep. :-)