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How do I fix "Activex  component cant' create object" error

Posted on 2008-09-29
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the following snippet giives the error "Activex component can't create object".

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" runat="server">
on error resume next
dim fso
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
msgbox "fso error - " & err.description

All I am trying to do is read a text file on the server and format the text data in a table on a web page.
I am coming from windows apps and script background and don't know why this script won't work in a html file.


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by:Bane83
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Hi there,

Just testing your little snippet, I get a parser error on the like runat="server" for your script.

This, however, worked:

[code]<script language="vbscript" type="text/vbscript">
on error resume next
dim fso
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
msgbox "fso error - " & err.description
</script><script language="vbscript" type="text/vbscript">
on error resume next
dim fso
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
msgbox "fso error - " & err.description
</script>[/code]

Hope that solves it for you.
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by:Bane83
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Ok well the above script is supposed to only read:

<script language="vbscript" type="text/vbscript">
on error resume next
dim fso
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
msgbox "fso error - " & err.description
</script>

Sorry about that.
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by:utahalee
ID: 22614446
I added your change but I still get the same error.  
Someone told me to change CreateObject to Server.CreateObject.  I now did the error "Object Required".
The script in a .vbs file by itself works on the server but I get  theerrors when I add the script to an html file on the same server.

I get the same error "Activex component can't create object" in Javascript  script with the line:
var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Any other suggestions why I can't use the FileSystemObject in script?

Thanks
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Bane83 earned 50 total points
ID: 22625288
Hi there.

Based on the code working for me, but not for yourself, it leads me to believe there is something amiss with your system. A buddy pointed me towards this article, which may be helpful to you!

http://softimage.wiki.avid.com/index.php/ERROR_:_ActiveX_component_can%27t_create_object:_%27Scripting.FileSystemObject%27

Hope that solves it.
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by:utahalee
ID: 31501174
Thanks for your help.  I was afraid the problem was going to be something in the system.  I guess we'll start looking that direction.
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