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Classic ASP submit form to csv

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I have this script that writes a form submission to a csv.  The problem is that it does not render apostrophes or quotation marks properly.  it produces • and â— along with a box with a question mark in it.


whichFN=server.mappath("/survey/results/" & FILENAME & ".csv")

	Set fstemp = server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	if (fstemp.FileExists(whichFN)) = true then
		Set filetemp = fstemp.OpenTextFile(whichFN, 8, true, 0)
	else
		Set filetemp = fstemp.CreateTextFile(whichFN, true, false)
		filetemp.writeline SORT
	end if
	filetemp.writeline message2
	filetemp.close

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Question by:rswanigan
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tobzzz earned 500 total points
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Hi rswanigan,

Is the actual page saved as UTF-8? You can open a page in Windows Notepad and save it as UTF-8 to be sure. You should have these tags in your page
(1) at the top of any ASP page:
<%@ Language=VBscript Codepage="65001" %>
and
(2) in between <head> tags
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
then
(3) save as U8-DOS/UTF-8

Good Luck!

/ Tobzzz
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by:rswanigan
ID: 35173721
Tobzzz,

That looks like it may have worked.   I am going to do some more testing.  Also I check the old csv that was presenting problems and noticed it was encoded UTF-8.
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