SQL statement causing 500 - Internal server error using ASP

I am getting a 500 - Internal server error while trying to pull data from SQL Express using Classic ASP. The connection string is working just fine. You will see I have a commented out SQL statement and this works fine. If I try to use the SQL statement that has the inner join I get the error. Any ideas?

<% Dim connectstr, mSQL1, rs1
set connectstr = server.createobject("ADODB.Connection")
connectstr.open = "Provider=SQLNCLI10;Server=SERVER\EXACTSQLEXPRESS;Database=ppp;Uid=portal; Pwd=password;"

'mSQL1 = "SELECT Job, Customer FROM Job"

mSQL1 = "SELECT Job.Job, Job.Customer, Job.Part_Number, Job.Description, Job.Rev, Job.Status, Job.Customer_PO, Job.Customer_PO_LN, 
Delivery.Promised_Quantity, Job.Order_Unit, Delivery.Promised_Date, Delivery.Comment, Job.Terms
FROM Job INNER JOIN Delivery ON Job.Job = Delivery.Job"

Set rs1 = connectstr.Execute(mSQL1)
'Do until rs1.EOF
%>
        <tr>
          <td width="200"><%Response.Write rs1("job")%></td>
          <td><%Response.Write rs1("customer")%></td>
        </tr>
<%'rs1.MoveNext()

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Also, why don't I get better error messages. If I am working on the local host and testing using IE I get:

An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator.
If you are the system administrator please click here to find out more about this error.

This is worthless. Can this be fixed? Can I use anything other that IE? Do I need to be on the local host?

Thanks in advance for your time.
Robert FrancisDirector of Continuous ImprovementAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
You need to start by turning on asp errors in iis

You will probably still have to log into the server to see the errors.  If shared hosting, contact the provider.


http://www.iis.net/learn/application-frameworks/running-classic-asp-applications-on-iis-7-and-iis-8/classic-asp-script-error-messages-no-longer-shown-in-web-browser-by-default
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
If you comment out the larger sql and un comment the basic sql does it work?
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
have you run the sql statement directly in the database? that would be a good place to start?

Also, to have better error messages, make sure you're sending them to the browser:

In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager —>
Default Web Site —>
Click Error Pages properties and select Detail errors
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
What version of IIS are you using?

You need to look at the IIS logs to get further information on the error message

These log files are located at :

IIS6 : %windir%\System32\LogFiles
IIS7: %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles
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becraigCommented:
The 500 error indicates and error with your application, if it works when the sql statement is commented out then that's your problem.

Run the query in sql query window abd you'll find the problem.
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Robert FrancisDirector of Continuous ImprovementAuthor Commented:
Scott - Yes

Big Monty and becraig- I actually created the SQL statement using SQL Server Management Server. See attached file. It works there.

I am using IIS7. Here are some of the errors from the log file:

2014-09-17 18:14:14 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 218
2014-09-17 18:15:00 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:15:03 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:15:04 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:16:01 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:16:03 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:19:42 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.2 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.120+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 1
2014-09-17 18:19:42 10.10.0.2 GET /favicon.ico - 80 - 10.10.0.2 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.120+Safari/537.36 404 0 2 22
2014-09-17 18:21:41 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:21:44 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 187
2014-09-17 18:21:46 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |15|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:21:59 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |24|800a000d|Type_mismatch 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:22:01 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |24|800a000d|Type_mismatch 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:22:14 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 200 0 0 109
2014-09-17 18:22:14 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/css/style.css - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 304 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:22:14 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/css/reset.css - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 304 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:22:34 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 200 0 0 109
2014-09-17 18:22:34 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/css/style.css - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 304 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:22:34 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/css/reset.css - 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 304 0 0 202
2014-09-17 18:23:25 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |18|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.11 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64)+AppleWebKit/537.36+(KHTML,+like+Gecko)+Chrome/37.0.2062.103+Safari/537.36 500 0 0 218
2014-09-17 18:24:15 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |18|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.2 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/7.0;+rv:11.0)+like+Gecko 500 0 0 0
2014-09-17 18:25:07 10.10.0.2 GET /portal/delivery.asp |18|800a0409|Unterminated_string_constant 80 - 10.10.0.2 Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/7.0;+rv:11.0)+like+Gecko 500 0 0 0
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Your sql string is over multiple lines but you are not concatenating the sql string together, you need to do it like :

mSQL1 = "SELECT Job.Job, Job.Customer, Job.Part_Number, Job.Description, Job.Rev, Job.Status, Job.Customer_PO," &_
"Job.Customer_PO_LN, Delivery.Promised_Quantity, Job.Order_Unit, Delivery.Promised_Date, Delivery.Comment, " &_
" Job.Terms FROM Job INNER JOIN Delivery ON Job.Job = Delivery.Job"

so essentially you need to terminate the string at the end of each line and add &_
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Robert FrancisDirector of Continuous ImprovementAuthor Commented:
I got excited there for a second Paul but it didn't work. Here is the new lines:
mSQL1 = "SELECT Job.Job, Job.Customer, Job.Part_Number, Job.Description, Job.Rev, Job.Status, Job.Customer_PO, Job.Customer_PO_LN," &_
"Delivery.Promised_Quantity, Job.Order_Unit, Delivery.Promised_Date, Delivery.Comment, Job.Terms" &_
"FROM Job INNER JOIN Delivery ON Job.Job = Delivery.Job"
Set rs1 = connectstr.Execute(mSQL1)

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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Can you check the logs again and see if the same error is occurring now
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Paul JacksonSoftware EngineerCommented:
looks like you need to put a space on the end of line 2 before the string termination character, or else its getting combined with the FROM on the next line:

mSQL1 = "SELECT Job.Job, Job.Customer, Job.Part_Number, Job.Description, Job.Rev, Job.Status, Job.Customer_PO, Job.Customer_PO_LN," &_
"Delivery.Promised_Quantity, Job.Order_Unit, Delivery.Promised_Date, Delivery.Comment, Job.Terms " &_
"FROM Job INNER JOIN Delivery ON Job.Job = Delivery.Job"

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
What Paul has http:#a40328917 is correct.  If you need to build t he sql on the fly, I also use

sql="SELECT field1, field2 FROM myTable"
sql=sql&"WHERE somefield = 'abc'"
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
tip include a space at the beginning of each line (maybe not line 1)

sql="SELECT field1, field2 FROM myTable"
sql=sql&" WHERE somefield = 'abc'"
                ^
                ^
                ^
   that's a space at the beginning

without that space you could get:

SELECT field1, field2 FROM myTableWHERE somefield = 'abc'

a: there is no table called myTableWHERE
b: thare is now no WHERE clause, but there is this weird predicate somefield = 'abc' dangling at the end
>> sql will error
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