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Session Expire when leaving page

Posted on 2006-03-25
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I there a qucik way to expire a session if the user leaves the page, even if they come back before the default time out.
Question by:acaraciolo
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ID: 16289976
No... but you can abandon the session which will recreate a nwe session. Thus will help if you are maintaining user state in session objects.


However i wonder where exactly you will call this code. Need more info on what exactly you define "user laves the page"


Author Comment

ID: 16290079
The page displays a database of information.  The user can select criteria to limit the number of records (a certain manager, a specific date, period, etc) or the user can sort on any of the columns.  Whenever the user does this submits a selection or sorts a column the data is resubmitted.  The session variable allows me to sort the data without resubmitting the selectables i.e. if a user selects manager A the page resubmits with only manager A's information.  If the user then sorts by week ending date the Session variable insures that it doesn't reubmit the entire database.  
I guess what I'm asking is if the user say is viewing manager 'A' for wkEndDate #3/18/2006#, then for whatever reason goes to NakedManagers.com (Lord please tell me no such place exsits) or yahoo.com or whatever...  and returns to the database page I want the view to be the default (All records) even if he returns before the timeout value????  If that makes sence.
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ID: 16290124
for this you should maintain the state in hidden varialbes instead of sessions....

hidden variablkes are

<input type="hidden" value="Name" name="Sort">
<input type="hidden" value="20" name="Week">

maintain in these hidden elements and make sure you always store the current selected value in them and havethis within the forms opening and closing tags i.e. <form> </form>

This way when the users comes back then these hidden fields will be blank and thus you can apply the default settings.


Author Comment

ID: 16290425
yes but then I'd have to rewrite the sort and selection codes otherwise everytime the form submits or the user hits refresh those values would be blank
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randeeps earned 2000 total points
ID: 16290612
no they won't .... you have to assign the values ..

for e.g.

Dim strSort

strSort = Requesst.Form ("sort")


<form ... >
<input type=hidden value="<%=strSort%>">

Now using above code your selections will be retained across searches ... and will reset to default when the user comes back to your search page from another site.

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