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Old June 13th, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Default ASP: Textarea Problem when updating DB

Does anyone know how to correct data input into a text area with a carriage return or multiple carriage returns? When the user hits the enter key within the textarea one or more times, the data from the textarea that is sent to the Access DB is gone after the first carriage return.

I coded this:
strTempCommodities=Request.Form("D_Commodities")
strCommodities=Replace(strTempCommodities, vbcr, "")

which sent (data within quotes below) to database:
"This is a test to see how a []carriage return [] sends data to database after replace option coded."

The [] are actually little square boxes when viewing the table.

How can I force one long line of text (IE and NS friendly) to be sent to the DB without the garbage? Thanks for info!
 
Old June 13th, 2003, 12:35 PM
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Hi there,

I think that you need to replace using vbCrLf instead of vbcr. In your situation, you are replacing just the carriage return, leaving the linefeeds in place.

Change it to this:

 
Code:
   strCommodities=Replace(strTempCommodities, vbCrLf, "")


and I think your square boxes will go away.

HtH,

Imar





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