what is the error "Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0137' "?

Posted on 2002-05-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Can anyone please help me what is the error about and why I get this error and how to solve it?
When i run any asp page i get the following error:
Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0137'

Invalid Global Script

//global.asa, line 1

Script blocks must be one of the allowed Global.asa procedures. Script directives within <% ... %> are not allowed within the global.asa file. The allowed procedure names are Application_OnStart, Application_OnEnd, Session_OnStart, or Session_OnEnd.

I dont know whats the problem ?can anyone tell me how i can solve the problem and make my asp page work.
Question by:shah2k
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jitganguly earned 50 total points
ID: 7045931
Hmmm. You global.asa file should be like this


Sub Session _onStart
' Some session vars
End Sub
sub Application_OnStart
'Some application vars

End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 7046008
Thanks for your answer.Actually i put the global.asa script inside the script tag and hence the error.Now i have taken the tag and the file works fine.
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Expert Comment

ID: 7046042
That's strange. What jitganguly said is correct. Some information for you.

1. Global.asa should be placed in the root directory.
2. You should never make function calls to the 4 standard functions in the file.
3. Structure of the file is as below
<script language="VBScript" runat="Server">
Sub Session_onStart
' This will be invoked automatically when a session is started
End Sub

Sub Session_onEnd
' This will be invoked automatically when a session is abandaned/ended
End Sub

Sub Session_onStart
' This will be invoked automatically when a session is started
End Sub

Sub Application_onStart
' This will be invoked automatically when the web application is started.
End Sub

Sub Application_onEnd
' This will be invoked automatically when the web application is stopped.
End Sub
4. There shouldn't have any <%..%> in the file itself.
5. There shouldn't have any Response.Write in the file.

I suggest you post the content of the file here for view.

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Expert Comment

ID: 7046285
post your global.asa content please
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Expert Comment

ID: 7046286
post your global.asa content please
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Expert Comment

ID: 7046877
If everything works fine then why a 'B' ? Remember it is a free service and I spent some time solving your problem. Don't you appreciate it with a A grade.
Actually it was my mistake not looking at your history, I wouldn't have tried.
I will ask CS to change it to 'A'

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