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Increment Session Counter on Click

Posted on 2006-06-09
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a site where I display training images to a user. The images are named as such:


When the user clicks the Next link at the bottom of the page I need to invoke code that increments the Session("Counter") by 1.

I have this now:

<% Session("Counter") = Session("Counter") + 1 %>

But the problem is when I refresh the page the counter increments. I only want it to increment when the user clicks the next button.

Any ideas on how I can make this happen?

This is my current link:
<a href="topic_view.asp?ImgNumb=<%=Session("Counter")%>&TrainingId=<%=Session("TrainId")%>">
<img src="/images/next.gif" border="0"></a>

Thanks in advance for your help,
Question by:rcmb
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peh803 earned 2000 total points
ID: 16872909

You can send the user to an intermediate page to do the incrementing ...

So, it'd be something like this:

<a href="increment_and_redirect.asp?ImgNumb=<%=Session("Counter")%>&TrainingId=<%=Session("TrainId")%>">
<img src="/images/next.gif" border="0"></a>

then, on increment_and_redirect.asp page, you'd have code to increment the counter, and then redirect to the image that you tell it to.  In that way, you wouldn't have any problems with incrementing each time the user refreshes the page, because the incrementing happens on a "middle" page.

Hope that makes sense!

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Author Comment

ID: 16872975
Good idea - that works just fine.

Thanks - Phil

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Expert Comment

ID: 16873211
Glad to help!


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