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Pulling data from an ASP page and using the variables in ActionScript.

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I'm building a little application in Flash MX 2004, i'm fetching information from an asp page using loadvariablesnum().  How can i take the data from the ASP page, and set this data to variables, so that i can use it in the actionscript code?

I want to grab the variables bytes and tbytes from the asp page and use it in this script.
The ASP page outputs the following: (Example)
bytes=4000&tbytes=50000

Flash ActionScript:
bytes_loaded = Math.round(bytes);
bytes_total = Math.round(tbytes);
getPercent = bytes_loaded/bytes_total;
_root.loadBar._width = getPercent*100;
_root.loadText = Math.round(getPercent*100)+"%";

Thanks!
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Question by:magicmike
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data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(success)
{
          if(success){
                    this.path.bytes_loaded = Math.round(Number(this.bytes));
                    this.path.bytes_total = Math.round(Number(tbytes));
                    // from now on, the two variables are defined in the timeline
                    // where this code lies
          } else {
                    trace("ASP PAGE NOT FOUND");
          }
};
data_var.load("your_page.asp");
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by:magicmike
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This is what i put in, and its outputting "Infinity"

data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(success)
{
      if(success){
            this.path.bytes_loaded = Math.round(Number(this.bytes));
            this.path.bytes_total = Math.round(Number(tbytes));
            getPercent = bytes_loaded/bytes_total;
            _root.loadBar._width = getPercent*100;
            _root.loadText = Math.round(getPercent*100)+"%";
      } else {
            trace("ASP PAGE NOT FOUND");
      }
};
data_var.load("getpercent.asp?dummyVar=" add getTimer());

instead of this.bytes and tbytes, i plugged numbers in and it worked fine, just doesnt seem to get the data from the asp file correctly.  The asp file is hard coded to output the same as the example, for now:
bytes=4000&tbytes=50000

So, whats up?
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by:magicmike
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this is strange... but i changed the order...  changed it to tbytes=50000&bytes=4000 in the asp file and it started working...  no idea... lol
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by:negatyve
ID: 9865217
You should try to output something like this, just to "delimit" the values:

&bytes=4000&tbytes=50000&
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by:magicmike
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i did, didnt help
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