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Old December 15th, 2004, 05:46 AM
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Default data to textarea


  I am retrieving some data from the database and forming an aligned string. I am displaying that value in the textarea control.
How come, the textarea places some extra spaces at the beginning that was not in the string.

<textarea rows="5" cols="40" id="txtoutput">

It displays extra spaces in the begining in textarea. How to overcome this? This will change my formatted output.

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<textarea rows="5" cols="40" id="txtoutput"><%=stroutput%></textarea>


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  Thanx. I got it. I wonder.
And, How can i save this textarea data to client system as a textfile.
I am using filesystemobject to create a text file with the path

set fso=server.createObject("scripting.filesystemobjec t")
set ctext=fso.createtextfile("c:\mydata.txt",true)
set ctext=nothing
set fso=nothing

But it is storing in the server c:
My users will access simultaneously in my LAN. They use these textfiles to print in DOS mode. Coz it contains large data and to print faster.
How can i store the generated output to the client system only instead of server.

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Sorry to disappoint you. It is not possible to access client machine using a server side scripting language alone.

One possibility is to write the text to a HTML file at server side and then give a link to it in the page. People can download and print it. You may also start it print automatically by putting a window.print in the onload event of body tag.

If you want to save it to client machine, you may have to try using some applet or script host component.

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