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I'm trying to post data to a website. The guy who developed the website claimed I could easily post data from an Access application. Well, I tried and it doesn't seem to be working.

I found an example on how to use the MsInet.OCX on:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/office97/xhtml/web/015.asp

It states that you need to use something like:

Dim strURL As String, strFormData As String

strURL = "//www.yippee.com/cgi-bin/find.exe"
strFormData = "find=Hangzhou"
Inet1.Execute strURL, "POST", strFormData

When I try this I get no data posted. I modified the InetSamp database. I was a bit worried when it didn't have a POST example (only a GET example). But the calls for POST and GET are almost identical so I just added the post data and changed "GET" to "POST". That should work according to the example. I just don't get any data posted.

I have had some problems before with the OCX so I searched for an example using the DLL. And there I found the WinInet App written in VB using the DLL. And that one does work. But unfortunately it's quite inreadable code (to me)

I would like to use the simple OCX version of it all. Did someone get this to work? And if so, how ;)
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Here is another tool you could use;

http://www.catalyst.com/download/index.html
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by:patrickl
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OK, all you (I) need to do is set the form headers.

So a working example would be:

strURL = "//www.yippee.com/cgi-bin/find.exe"
strFormData = "find=Hangzhou"
Inet1.Execute strURL, "POST", strFormData, "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded"



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by:Lunchy
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OK that's done.  By the way, that question would have gotten answered in half an hour or less in the VB section.
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