Solved

double quotes "

Posted on 2004-08-15
3
241 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
i've been getting a  Missing operand before '&' operator error.

my code needs to be  for example :
dv.RowFilter = "name LIKE '*david*'"

right now i'm trying to pass two variables i got from a form into that statement:

dim searchfrm = Request.Form("searchfrm")
dim searchval = Request.Form("searchval")

searchstr = """ + searchfrm + " " + "LIKE" + " " + "'*" + searchval + "*'" + """
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

However, this does not work.. I get the Missing operand before '&' operator error.
I tried Response.Write(searchstr), it displays the statement i want correctly but why wouldn't it work as a complete statement??

please help!! really urgent
0
Comment
Question by:lewin85_sg
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:j2nku
ID: 11803712
searchstr = """ + searchfrm + " " + "LIKE" + " " + "'*" + searchval + "*'" + """
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

Instead of " try chr(34)

Example:

searchstr = chr(34) & searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'*" & searchval & "*'" & chr(34)
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

And i'm not sure about the *

Better would be:

searchstr = chr(34) & searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'%" & searchval & "%'" & chr(34)
dv.RowFilter = searchstr

I've never seen this RowFilter function before, so this may not help.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
j2nku earned 500 total points
ID: 11803717
Maybe the best way would be

searchstr = searchfrm & " LIKE " & "'%" & searchval & "%'"
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:lewin85_sg
ID: 11803737
thank you^^ that worked
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying 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
How to get statistic's from a competitors website?! 1 114
ASP Focus problem 3 68
Query not working correctly? (or how i want it to... 6 52
is this a cms? 8 67
I have helped a lot of people on EE with their coding sources and have enjoyed near about every minute of it. Sometimes it can get a little tedious but it is always a challenge and the one thing that I always say is:  The Exchange of information …
I was asked about the differences between classic ASP and ASP.NET, so let me put them down here, for reference: Let's make the introductions... Classic ASP was launched by Microsoft in 1998 and dynamically generate web pages upon user interact…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

821 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