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I have a page in the web root of a client's site that loads properly. There are several included files, a database query, and display code. There is another page in a subfolder, dev2, that is almost identical except for renaming some of the recordset variables as we are upgrading from Access to SQL Server. For example, in the dev file we changed <%=rs("Tt.cID")%> to <%=rs("cID")%>. Except for 6 changes like that the two files are identical.

When we load the second file, however, it loads with page errors. The page looks fine, but in the status bar there is an error icon, and when clicked, shows 21 Unterminated String Constant errors. The last one is on line 1156. If I count all the lines in all the files, including the included files, I only find 766 total lines. The include files are in different folders but are identical.

I have two questions. The first is how can I find the error when the line number is so far off? The second question is how can IE find that many lines of code?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This sounds like a javascript error? IME ASP errors do not apear in the status bar

Where are you counting the lines? You should:
> view source in your browser
> select ALL the text
> paste it this text in a code editor, now look at the line numbers. Im sure it will become clear...

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Matt,

You are a winner. I was busy looking at the source code in my ASP file and didn't even think about the code that the server is actually sending to the client. I did find an unterminated string constant when I did as you suggested - view source, copy and paste into editor, then go to the line(s) with the error. I had a line break there for readability that should not have been there but it only occurred when one of the database records had a certain value, hence it only happened 21 times while the recordset contained 40,500 records.

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