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Use of global.asa

Hi Experts,

Can anyone remind me the use of global.asa?

For example, I currenly have a shopping cart that I wrote my self, all of the prices are hardcoded in one common.asp file that I include where I need it.

Now, I need to store the prices into a db, so management can change them, and within my common.asp I'd get my prices from the db. However, I don't want to open my db every time I include common.asp and waste resources, as I'll be looping through 45 recs every time.

With this said, would this be where global.asa comes in?  I was thinking of having under Session_OnStart

arePricesRetreived = False

Then in common.asp, do:

If arePricesRetreived = False
  'Retrieve from DB
  arePricesRetreived = True
End if

Would this be the propper logic and use of global.asa?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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