Solved

Classic ASP submit form to csv

Posted on 2011-03-18
2
584 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:rswanigan
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
tobzzz earned 500 total points
ID: 35171541
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
0
 

Author Comment

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.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
Get to know the ins and outs of building a web-based ERP system for your enterprise. Development timeline, technology, and costs outlined.
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now