String error

Hi there!

To use as part of a xml file, I need to create a dynamic string with something like that:

<set label='631' value='0' /><set label='689' value='3' /><set label='699' value='4' />

With the following code I was ALMOST able to do it...

Dim strSymbolsList

While ((Repeat1__numRows <> 0) AND (NOT rsQuantPercentiles.EOF))
  strSymbolsList = strSymbolsList & "set label='" & rsQuantPercentiles.Fields.Item("UserID").Value & "' value='" & rsQuantPercentiles.Fields.Item("NormalCDF").Value & "' />"
  RecordCounter = RecordCounter+1

This code would generate, in the corresponding example, the following:

set label='631' value='0' />set label='689' value='3' />set label='699' value='4' />

As it easily seen, the ONLY problem was with the < character, presented in bold above, but NOT in my code (of course)!

The easy modification that I guess should work is:

 strSymbolsList = strSymbolsList & "<set label='" & rsQuantPercentiles.Fields.Item("UserID").Value & "' value='" & rsQuantPercentiles.Fields.Item("NormalCDF").Value & "' />"

But with little modification the "Response.Write(strSymbolsList)" gets nothing!

I cannot imagine why... how should I correct that, please?

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Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
are you certain nothing is getting written out? you're generating what could be perceived as an HTML tag, with the beginning "<". If you look at the source, do you see the tag there being generated?

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fskilnikAuthor Commented:
Hello, Big Monty!

Thank you for coming again to rescue me from my ignorance!!   :)

You are right! In the source code I see that I really got what I wanted...

Thanks a LOT!

Kind Regards,
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