Session_OnEnd is not working in Global.asa

Posted on 2001-06-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Here is my Global.asa :
<script language="vbscript" runat="server">
sub Session_OnStart
  Response.Write("It is Beginning !")
end sub

sub Session_OnEnd
end sub

Here is my t.asp page :

Here is my w.asp page :

Here is my problem :

To initialize the whole thing, I ran t.asp first to setup
some session values. And I saw "It is Beginning !", which
Session_onStart was executed.

Then, I loaded w.asp, I saw the correct output. But after
one minute, I saw this after reload the page :

   It is Beginning !214406750

Why ? If my Session_OnEnd is not working, shouldn't I only see 214406750. Why my Session_onEnd is not working ?

Question by:j_script
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 6171749
I don't think you can use response.redirect like that in Session.OnEnd.  The response object isn't available in Session.OnEnd.  The onend event fires when the session times out or is explicitly abandoned by code, so there really isn't a browser to talk to at that time.  The browser may have been closed minutes before the OnEnd event.

I imagine the OnEnd event is firing, just not able to do what you want.

Expert Comment

ID: 6172302
dgorin is right.  Redirect can't be used in session_onend since there may be no connection with the browser at that point.

I think what may be happening is that your session is timing out, but, when you reload, a new session is being created.  Therefore, you get the session_onstart value (It is beginning !) and the session ID, which you specify to be written in w.asp.  You do not get the name and age, since they are specified in t.asp (for the previous session).

If you output your sessionID in t.asp, I think you will see what is going on.

Output ID in t.asp and then run t.asp and w.asp and reload either one after a minute.  See what happens.


Author Comment

ID: 6172492
Then, What can I do in OnEnd session ?
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Expert Comment

ID: 6172573
Often session.onend is used to lower a counter of active users, clean out a database entry, etc.

What did you want session.onend to do?

Author Comment

ID: 6173446
I don't have any idea myself. Basically, I just want to try some features of the ASP.
Then, in this case, can I have ASP code in Global.asa ?

Accepted Solution

dgorin earned 20 total points
ID: 6173487

Expert Comment

ID: 6173856
I have successfully used code in global.asa which queries and extracts values from database tables and a variety of other scripting code.  Code in the global.asa is pretty much like other scripts.  You just need to be very aware of when it will be executed, what it does, and what effect it can have on your users.  (For instance, code in the Application_OnStart block in the global.asa will ONLY be executed in restricted circumstances, such as when the server is restarted.  Code in a Session_OnStart block is executed each time a new user requests their first page from your server.)


Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
XML Parsing Classic ASP 5 64
FileUp - Classic ASP 5 19
ASP/VB email question 4 46
Diminish Pop-up  in 3 seconds 7 48
I have helped a lot of people on EE with their coding sources and have enjoyed near about every minute of it. Sometimes it can get a little tedious but it is always a challenge and the one thing that I always say is:  The Exchange of information …
Have you ever needed to get an ASP script to wait for a while? I have, just to let something else happen. Or in my case, to allow other stuff to happen while I was murdering my MySQL database with an update. The Original Issue This was written…
In an interesting question ( here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question