ASP upload 'An invalid '/' or '\' was found in the Path parameter for the MapPath method'

Every1 - please can you help

I am having problems with an upload script

I have :

(server.mappath("/images/" & response.Write(request("deptid")) & "/" & "thumb"))

It doesnt work, the error is:

An invalid '/' or '\' was found in the Path parameter for the MapPath method.

Why?  How can I resolve it?


tinglewebAsked:
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mouattsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well I don't know what map path will resolve it to but its going to be something like
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\images//1/thumb
assuming that deptid = 1 and that images is under the wwwroot directory. So in my example above I also had the slashes the wrong way round so it should have read

Server.mapPath("/images") &  nvl2(Request("deptid"),"","\"&request("deptid")) & "\thumb")

HTH
Steve
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neeraj523Commented:
Hello

try this

<%
Response.Write Server.mapPath("/images/") & "/" & Request("deptid")) & "/thumb"
%>

neeraj523
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Ayesha_KCommented:
try

server.mappath("/images/" & request("deptid") & "/" & "thumb")

and make sure request("deptid") has some value
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tinglewebAuthor Commented:
Guys

Count = Upload.Save(Response.Write Server.mapPath("/images/") & "/" & Request("deptid")) & "/thumb")


and

Count = Upload.Save(server.mappath("/images/" & request("deptid") & "/" & "thumb"))

Both throw the error :
An invalid '/' or '\' was found in the Path parameter for the MapPath method.
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Ayesha_KCommented:
try

server.mappath("images/" & request("deptid") & "/thumb")

or if the images folder is one level higher than your folder ... then try

server.mappath("../images/" & request("deptid") & "/" & "thumb")
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tinglewebAuthor Commented:
mm...still not working

(.. arent allowed in the server.mappath it says)

This works by the way - it is another upload script for the main images directory...

(server.mappath("/images/" & response.Write(request("deptid"))))
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Ayesha_KCommented:
are you sure there is a thumb directory in the request("deptid") directory ???
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N_F_SCommented:
 Hi,

 I assume you are using ASPupload component? This is how I would do, you don't need response.write:

Count = Upload.Save (Server.MapPath("images/") & "/" & Request("deptid")) & " & "/" & "thumb")

I  didn't test this, but it should work, let me know

N_F_S
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N_F_SCommented:

 Yes, as Ayesha_K  said, it seems you want to generate a folder from "deptid" request......make sure the "deptid"(the value from it) folder & thumb folder exists

N_F_S
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masirofCommented:
Looks like Request("deptid") is empty. Please try tp replace "\" to "/" or vice versa.
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masirofCommented:
Using REPLACE command
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mouattsCommented:
If request("deptid") is empty the string being passed to Mappath is "/images//thumb" hence the error message.

(server.mappath("/images/" & response.Write(request("deptid"))))
works because response.write does not resolve to nothing hence the entire string passed to Mapppath is "/images/"

Either check that deptid is not empty and then if ok use

Server.mapPath("/images/") &  Request("deptid") & "/thumb"


or if you are happy to omit the deptid bit when it is empty try adding the following

function NVL2(f,r,nr)
on error resume next

NVL2=nr
IF f=vbNullstring or len(f)<1 or isNull(f) THEN
      NVL2=r
END IF
END FUNCTION


Then use
 
Server.mapPath("/images") &  nvl2(Request("deptid"),"","/"&request("deptid")) & "/thumb")

The NVL2 function tests the first parameter and if null/empty returns the second parameter otherwise returns the third parameter.

HTH
Steve
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neeraj523Commented:
Hello


Can you tell me the output of this

<%
Response.Write Server.mapPath("/images/") & "/" & response.Write(request("deptid") & "/thumb"
%>

neeraj523
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