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I am emailing using CDOSYS.

The subject of the email is the name of the person. First name, middle and last name.

I added:     in between each recordset value to separate it in the subject of the email, but when emailed the space shows as a question mark.

So this, which is the value of the subject:

<input name="subject" type="text" class="bodytext" id="subject" value="<%=(Casesjoin.Fields.Item("FirstNm").Value)%>&nbsp;<%=(Casesjoin.Fields.Item("LastNm").Value)%> " size="100">

Will give me this:  Joe?Doe

How can i get rid of the question mark and simply have a space ?
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Question by:Aleks
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by:Big Monty
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have you tried with just a space?

<input name="subject" type="text" class="bodytext" id="subject" value="<%=(Casesjoin.Fields.Item("FirstNm").Value)%> <%=(Casesjoin.Fields.Item("LastNm").Value)%> " size="100">
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by:Aleks
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I have, it doesn't add it. It simply puts the first and last name together.
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by:Aleks
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Apparently has to do with the page header.
If I use this:

<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%>

It adds an "A"

if I use this:

It adds a "?"

???
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by:Big Monty
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the code page provides encoding for certain types of languages. is this an issue that you need to be concerned about? if not you can safely remove it.
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by:Tom Beck
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Try using String.Format:
<input name="subject" type="text" class="bodytext" id="subject" value='<%=
String.Format( "{0 1}", Casesjoin.Fields.Item("FirstNm").Value, Casesjoin.Fields.Item("LastNm").Value %> ' size="100">

Or maybe it should be like this:
<input name="subject" type="text" class="bodytext" id="subject" value='<%=
String.Format( "{0} {1}", Casesjoin.Fields.Item("FirstNm").Value, Casesjoin.Fields.Item("LastNm").Value %> ' size="100">
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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I think you need to join the first and last in a separate variable before inserting it into the <input> statement.  Last I checked, the subject line of an email is supposed to be 7-bit ASCII.  Also, the data in the input statement goes thru a couple of steps before it is put in the subject line.
<%
InputName = (Casesjoin.Fields.Item("FirstNm").Value) & " " & (Casesjoin.Fields.Item("LastNm").Value)
%>

<input name="subject" type="text" class="bodytext" id="subject" value="<%=InputName %> " size="100"> 

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by:Aleks
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Joining them sounds like the best option, thanks for everyone's help.
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