Retrieving file path value from web service.

I have a classic ASP page that calls a web service.

The webservice in turn calls another class and, creates a file. It then returns the file path as a string (path to the file created - for example c:\fdemo\test\testfile.docx).

The classic asp, for some reason, not recognizing the file path value returned by the webservice. Instead of the value returned from the webservice, if I hard code the same file path in quotes, it works okay. The following is my code in classic asp.

Dim objSoapClient, fs, f, a
           
    SET objSoapClient = Server.CreateObject("MSSOAP.SoapClient30")
    objSoapClient.ClientProperty("ServerHTTPRequest") = True

    Call objSoapClient.mssoapinit("http://localhost/FileStreamDemo/test/FileSteamGatewayFacade.asmx?WSDL")
 
    Dim fileName, filePath, contentType, objStream
   
    set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    set a=objSoapClient.GetName("RP")
    set f=fs.GetFile(a)
    'Response.Write (f.DateLastModified)

    set filePath = f    
    contentType = "application/msword"

    Response.Buffer = true
    Response.Clear
    Response.ContentType = contentType
    Response.Addheader "ContentType", contentType
    Response.Addheader "Content-Disposition", "inline; filename=" & fileName

    Set objStream = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
    objStream.Open
    objStream.Type = 1
    objStream.LoadFromFile filePath
    response.BinaryWrite objStream.Read
    objStream.Close

    Response.Flush
    Response.End
    set f=nothing
    set fs=nothing

The following is the webservice funtion.

    <WebMethod()> Public Function GetName(ByVal sName As String) As String
        Dim a As New _Default()
        Dim b As String = a.LoadScreenFromFileStream(1)
        Return b
    End Function

Thanks,

RP

LVL 1
SasDevAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
G_HCommented:
OK, just to try and confirm the place at which this is failing, can you please make changes like this:

VarA = "RP"
Call SendEmail (VarA)
set a=objSoapClient.GetName(VarA)
Call SendEmail (a)
set f=fs.GetFile(a)

I'm just trying to confirm that you are sending something valid, then getting something valid back...

GH
0
 
G_HCommented:
{Bit of a stab in the dark}

As always when you cannot monitor what is happening it can be difficult to see where the process is falling over. I had a similar case, recently, and was able to debug by sending myself an email. So:

Right after:
set a=objSoapClient.GetName("RP")

Send yourself an email which shows you the value of "a". My guess is that will help you find the problem...

GH
0
 
SasDevAuthor Commented:

If I remove the line set a=objSoapClient.GetName("RP"), and ran the code, it is sending email to my emailId correctly.

If I keep the line set a=objSoapClient.GetName("RP"), and ran the code, it is not sending the email.

I also tried Response.Write(a) as an alternative to email. It also has the same issue.

Thanks,

RP
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Office 2010

This course will introduce you to the interfaces and features of Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. You will learn about the features that are shared between all products in the Office suite, as well as the new features that are product specific.

 
SasDevAuthor Commented:

I tested the webservice function separately by running the code in debugging mode. During that time, the function was returning the file path as a string correctly.

The weird thing is that, if I hardcode the same file path (as the value I received from the webservice), it is working perfectly fine.

That one line is all about.

Thanks,

RP
0
 
SasDevAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your suggestion.

I tried like you mentioned. If I include that line, set a=objSoapClient.GetName(VarA), it is not sending the email. The problem is with that one line.

I run the webservice in debug mode and test. The webservice function returns a file path - for example - c:\xx\xx\xx\abc.docx.

If I replace the call to the web service with a harcode value of what the webservice returns (c:\xx\xx\xx\abc.docx).
it sends the email and displays on the screen correctly.

Also, if I change the webservice function to return just a string value for example - "abc" it works great and send the email. The problem happens only when the webservice returns the file path of a specific filel.

Thanks,

RP
0
 
SasDevAuthor Commented:
Nevermind. I figured out. The problem neither lies with the classic asp page nor with the webservice. It is with another aspx page that the webservice is calling.

I will go ahead and mar this issue as resolved.
0
 
SasDevAuthor Commented:
Resolved
0
 
G_HCommented:
OK, glad to have helped in some way, good luck.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.