Using XMLHTML in VBScript

Posted on 2003-03-17
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I want to read an html document generated by another asp script and save it to an html file.

I have a button that calls a vbscript:

<input type="button" value="Save Modified File" name="B1" onclick="stroutputfile">

The VBscript:

<script language="vbscript">

   sub stroutputfile

      set objXMLHTTP = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
      objXMLHTTP.Open "GET","http://localhost/amc3/display.asp",false

      set objFSO = createobject("scripting.Filesystemobject")
      set objTFN = objFSO.Createtextfile("c:\inetweb\wwwroot\amc3\test.Htm")

      objTFN.Write objXMLHTTP.ResponseText
   end sub

The problem seems to be getting the set statements right.  As it is here, I get an error:

     Object required: server

On the filesystem one I get:

     ActiveX component can't create object: 'scripting.Filesystemobject'

I have tried a lot of variations based on code samples I have found on EE, but nothing seems to work.

Question by:beauxdog
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Zvonko earned 400 total points
ID: 8150893
Try this:

<script language="vbscript">

  sub stroutputfile
     set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
     objXMLHTTP.Open "GET","http://www.experts-exchange.com",false
     Call objXMLHTTP.Send()

     set objFSO = createobject("scripting.Filesystemobject")
     set objTFN = objFSO.Createtextfile("F:\Zvonko\tmp\ee.htm")
     objTFN.Write objXMLHTTP.ResponseText
     MsgBox "Saved: " & objXMLHTTP.ResponseText
  end sub
<input type="button" value="Save Modified File" name="B1" onclick="stroutputfile">

Good luck,


Author Comment

ID: 8154311
We are half way there.

I know I tried set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") before, but I guess it only works when you say it.

set objFSO = createobject("scripting.Filesystemobject") returns an error:

ActiveX component can't create object: 'scripting.Filesystemobject'

This is the syntax I have seen in many examples.

I am using Windows 2000 Pro with IIS as my webserver.  I saw one suggestion that Windows Script Host needs to be installed.  I installed Windows Script Host 5.6 and it still doesn't work.

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Expert Comment

ID: 8155084
Sorry, but I have tested this on Windows XP without problems.
Perhaps your security options are set to high.
My security options are set to ask for permission.


Expert Comment

ID: 13447474
I'm attempting to use the XMLHTTP object as a way to add a page to my email.


Finally able to send emails using the code below. However, in the Body of the email it doesn't contain my Confirmation.asp page, it contains: "Unable to establish Database Connection" Login failed for user '(Null)' Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.  
I did look at the MS article related to this issue and it doesn't help.  I am able to send database content to an email, but the minute I try to use the XMLHTTP object, it does not let me.
Confirmation.asp is not a secure page. Why would it be asking to authenticate to the database with the implementation of the XMLHTTP object?

Mailer.Subject = "Visit request from TRACS"

Response.Buffer = True
Dim objXMLHTTP, xml

' Create an xmlhttp object:
Set xml = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
' Or, for version 3.0 of XMLHTTP, use:
' Set xml = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

' Opens the connection to the remote server.
xml.Open "GET", "http://localhost/TRACS/Confirmation.asp?travelrequest_no=EU-S-5061-42278", False

' Actually Sends the request and returns the data:
'Display the HTML both as HTML and as text
Mailer.Body = "The following task was submitted:<br><br>" & xml.responseText

set Mailer = Nothing
Set xml = Nothing

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