Solved

asp saving text area into db

Posted on 2004-04-13
5
241 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hello,

when I have the text from a textarea into a db I lose all the spaces on it, who can I save/retrieve and display in html using asp all the spaces?

thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:alain123
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:GoofyDawg
ID: 10819818
What database are you using? Normally, spaces are preserved unless you have some explicit filtering function that removes the spaces.
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Ryan Chong earned 250 total points
ID: 10819823
A simple example here:

in your form, add:

<textarea name="aboutus" cols="50" rows="8"></textarea>

then in your process page:

<%
      response.expires = 0
      response.expiresabsolute = Now() - 1
      response.addHeader "pragma","no-cache"
      response.addHeader "cache-control","private"
      Response.CacheControl = "no-cache"

      on error goto 0
      
      set conn=server.CreateObject("adodb.connection")
      conn.Open "Provider=MICROSOFT.JET.OLEDB.4.0;DATA SOURCE=" & Server.MapPath("db.mdb")
      
      aboutus = Replace(Replace(Request("aboutus"),"'","''"), VbCrlf, "<br>")
      
      set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
      SQLStr = "Update Setting Set " & _
                   "aboutus = '" & aboutus & "' "
      conn.execute SQLStr
      
      Conn.Close
      Set Rs = Nothing
      Set Conn = Nothing
%>

To display in HTML, you may need to display it like:

<%=Replace("" & Rs("aboutus"),"<br>",VbCrlf)%>

(in the case you know how to establish a connection using ADO)

Hope this helps
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 10819835
>>when I have the text from a textarea into a db I lose all the spaces on it
Just curious if you entering your data with spaces like " " , if it's you may lose all your space when displayed in HTML, as HTML nature treats empty spaces as Empty , like below both are same when displayed in HTML:

Hello World<br>
Hello    World<br>

So the only way to 'retain' the spaces is using &nbsp; to replace the spaces.

so, you can try like:

aboutus = Replace(Replace(Replace(Request("aboutus"),"'","''"), VbCrlf, "<br>")," ","&nbsp;")

or

aboutus = Replace(Replace(Request("aboutus"),"'","''")," ","&nbsp;")

that's depends on your requirement..

regards

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:alain123
ID: 10820030
thank you!
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 10820162
You're welcome, glad could make helps ;-) cheers
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Need help to rewrite script 3 96
Sudden decrease in performance when updating mysql using classic asp 6 29
Call a function within the ASP code 4 19
Designing forms 3 19
I would like to start this tip/trick by saying Thank You, to all who said that this could not be done, as it forced me to make sure that it could be accomplished. :) To start, I want to make sure everyone understands the importance of utilizing p…
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…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

820 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