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FSO object and spaces in file names

Posted on 2004-08-19
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Good Morning all!!

I am using the FSO object to read in files that are included in a folder and then turning around and spitting them out as hyper links.

Once the user clicks on the links I am passing the file name in the query string as I reload the page for the next step in processing.

Here is the problem.  If I have spaces in the file name (as most of our docs do) then when I read in the file the name is being truncated at the first space.  I have searched the web and EE for a resolution and other then re-writing my code to use the GetFile method rather then the GetFolder method I am not sure how to read in the files in the folder that have spaces in them.

Here is a snippet of my code:

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set folder = fso.GetFolder(fileloc)
Set files = folder.Files
i=0
For Each file in files
                  redim preserve dir2(i)
                  dir2(i)= file.name
                  redim preserve dir3(i)
                  dir3(i)= file.datelastmodified
                  redim preserve dir4(i)
                  dir4(i)= file.size
                     i = i + 1
            Next

As an aside... I know I could use a multi dimensional array rather then 3 different ones but I added them in at different times and this was easier :-/
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Question by:lharrispv
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by:Colosseo
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Hi

If you are passing the filename in the querystring you could try replacing the spaces with %20

so in your code instead of

dir2(i)= file.name

 try

dir2(i)= replace(file.name," ","%20")

Then when you read the file name from the querystring you could pass it back through to change the %20 back in to a space. so something like

filename = replace(request.querystring("filename"),"%20"," ")

Another way to do this without the querystring might be to store the file name in a hidden tag on the form. Then when you submit the form you could use Request.Form("[filename field]")

HTH

Scott
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by:lharrispv
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Thanx for the response!!

The problem is that by the time the name gets into the query string it is already truncated.  This is happening when I first read the file name in with FSO object.
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by:Colosseo
ID: 11842074
Hi

so in your for loop if you add a response.write

                redim preserve dir2(i)
               dir2(i)= file.name
               response.write file.name

then the output file.name is already truncated at the first space there?

Scott
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peh803 earned 250 total points
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try executing server.urlencode() around the querystring value before you pass it into the querystring...this should help...

regards,
peh803
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by:fritz_the_blank
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What do you get when you do this--are the names truncated here:

for i=0 to UBound(dir2)
   Response.write(dir2(i) & "<BR>")
next

FtB
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