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Sanjay Uttam Predominantly .NET

Yes, it's time for some ASP 3/Classic content.  Okay, I confess, this post is mostly just a reminder for myself in the future...but I assume at some point someone will come across this via google....

I was wondering what the easiest way to traverse a recordset was (not most performant, necessarily...just simplest in terms of me saving time)  I commonly see people actually writing out the table and then explicitly defining which column goes where.  You know, something like:

objRs(0) objRs(1)

Which, really, is kind of a pain in the arse.  You could just do something like this if it's just a simple output to a table, and not really worry about too much HTML, provided your query columns are in the order you want them displayed.

  SearchString = “whatever..“
  Set objRS = objConnection.Execute(SearchString)
  Do While Not objRS.EOF
   i = i + 1
   if i mod 2 = 0 then varClass = "light" else varClass = "med" 'just to change styles...
    for x=0 to objRS.Fields.count-1
     response.write "

" & objRS(x) &""
   response.write ""

Another handy bit of code for debugging request() parameters is the following.  Much easier than actually response.write() -ing all the variables out manually...

For x = 1 to Request.Form.Count 
    Response.Write Request.Form.Key(x) & " = " 
    Response.Write Request.Form.Item(x) & "


Here is an easy one for populating select lists...

Sub PopulateSelectOptions(ByVal objRecordset, ByVal varCurrentID, varBlankLine)
 Dim varHTML
 Dim varSelected
 If Not objRecordSet.EOF Then objRecordSet.MoveFirst
  If varBlankLine Then varHTML = "<OPTION VALUE=0></OPTION>" Else varHTML = ""
   Do While Not objRecordset.EOF
    If Not IsNull(varCurrentID) Then
     If CLng(varCurrentID) = Clng(objRecordset.Fields(0)) Then
      varSelected = " SELECTED"
      varSelected = ""
     End If
   varSelected = ""
  End if
  varHTML = varHTML & "<OPTION VALUE=" & objRecordset.Fields(0) & varSelected & ">" & objRecordset.Fields(1) & "</OPTION>"
 If IsNull(varHTML) And Len(varHTML) < 0  Then
  varHTML = "<OPTION>-No-</OPTION>"
  Response.Write varHTML
  Response.Write varHTML
 End if
End Sub

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 7:20 PM Classic ASP | Back to top

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