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asp file system object  edit page

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-10
I am attempting to make a simple asp page to maintain the content of a text file, running into the following problems:

1.  The Request variable that I am using as a flag is not working
2.  How do i make the file system object edit the content with the textarea content.

Any help appreciated
Question by:KeithMcElroy
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by:Manuel Marienne-Duchêne
ID: 38383186
Post your code

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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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This primer may help you.  http://www.w3schools.com/asp/met_opentextfile.asp
Notice one of the choices when opening the file is to Append (8) or Overwrite(2).  

In this sample below, we are opening the file, bringing to the form, then saving it if the form is submitted.

dim fs,theText
set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set theText=fs.OpenTextFile(Server.MapPath("testread.txt"),2,true)

if request.form("MoreText")<>"" then
end if

<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
  <textarea name="MoreText" id="MoreText" cols="45" rows="5"><%=theText%></textarea>
  <button type="submit">Save</button>

set theText=Nothing
set fs=Nothing

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Author Comment

ID: 38383283
Exactly what I need.  Will reward points. Just quick question.
I am getting permission denied error.  This is a controlled citrix deal, there are no
options to change security of the file.

Any tips on overcoming without me having to go to the sys admin?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38383306
You have to give read write permissions to the folder the file is in.  The same is true if you use an access database.

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