1) You can query results from a database using your friends
page, but you or your friend will have to make it available as a
web service , that is the easiest way, there are other which
implies the use of flex data services or others. I make my query to
databases always using webservices or httpservices, in asp 2.0 the
webservices work perfectly with flex, that is not the case with asp
2) To tell flex to update your data every 2 minutes you can
use a timer, and then make a request to your database.