Simple "can Flash do this" question

I’ve done a bit of reading and am frankly totally unclear if Flash can do the following:

Can a Flash MX file directly connect to a SQL database? I.e., pull data from it without the need for extra scripting (.aspx, PHP, etc) in between?

It would be really nice if I could create flash variables in my program and give them their data directly from the database.

Is this possible? If so, is this built-in, or do I need Flash Remoting or some other component.

Thanks a

Flash alone can’t do that as far as I know.

No it can’t :frowning:

Not sure exactly how far Flash Remoting let’s you go with that, I doubt you can do it without any server side scripting.

Flash Remoting still requires the presence of the server side scripting to talk to the database…