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Insert | Database | Results (grayed out)

Posted on 2006-07-05
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In a new page, I want to insert a Database connection... I tried to select from the menu option >> INSERT | DATABASE | RESULTS << but the RESULTS option is grayed out (not seletable).

What's missing?

EEH
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by:MessHallMan
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Unless I am mistaken in order to insert a database onto a page, the page needs to be an ASP page, a regular HTML page will cause the issue listed above.
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by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 17043454
Hmh, not sure... I just opened an existing ASP page and I see the same problem... "Results" is grayed out.

EEH
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bigbillydotcom earned 125 total points
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is the page you are opening on a live site (like http://www.example.com/page1.asp) or is it a disk-based web (like c:\mywebs\web1\page1.asp)

in order for Frontpage to function properly in designing/deploying asp pages and integrating database connections, it has to have a website open as a live site and not a disk based web, since it uses frontpage server extensions (FPSE) to conect and communicate with the database

if you need help configuring IIS/FPSE on your local PC - check guides here
http://www.bigbilly.com/bbdc/howto

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by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 17046064
Bigbillydotcom:

thanks... I just realize that I haven't installed the IIS on this new machine.   Could this be a reason?  

I'll look into your suggestion tomorrow morning when back at work.

EEH
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by:bigbillydotcom
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certainly - sounds like your web is running in disk-based mode rather than thru a web server
asp pages must run on a web server - hence the asp (active SERVER pages)
and you have to use asp to produce database results
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by:ExpExchHelp
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... haven't had a chance to work on this in nearly ~ 2 weeks... won't be able to focus on this for a bit.

I'll close issue for right now... I think the recommendation you've provided thus far is sufficient to award points.

Thanks,
EEH
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