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Classic ASP Databases Discuss using ASP 3 to work with data in databases, including ASP Database Setup issues from the old P2P forum on this specific subtopic. See also the book forum Beginning ASP.NET Databases for questions specific to that book. NOT for ASP.NET 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 05:42 PM
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Default writing to client machine - PLEASE HELP

ok .. I need help (once more)
I create a report in the following script fed by an Access Database.
My goal is to give the client the option to save this report as an xml file locally so it can update the clients Database (via import)
how do i write from the server to the clients harddrive? Is there a way to write directly to the clients harddrive? or do i create a file for download on the server?

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<%option explicit%>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
    <title>Client Report</title>

    <%
    dim objCommand, objRS
        Set objCommand = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
        objCommand.ActiveConnection = strConn
        objCommand.CommandText = "Select FirstName, Name, City, Sales.SalesID, SalesDate, SalesTime, Client.ClientID "
        objCommand.CommandText = objCommand.CommandText + "FROM Client, Sales, SalesLine "
        objCommand.CommandText = objCommand.CommandText + "WHERE Client.ClientID= Sales.ClientID AND Sales.SalesID= SalesLine.SalesID "
        'executing and resetting to Nothing
        objCommand.CommandType = adCmdText
        Set objRS = objCommand.Execute
        Set objCommand = Nothing
    %>
</head>

<body>
Sales Reports:
<%

response.write "<table border ='1'>"
response.write "<tr><th colspan='4'>Clients</th></tr>"
if not (objRS.eof) then

    objRS.moveFirst
    while not objRS.eof

    response.write "<tr><td>"&objRS("ClientID")&"</td><td>"&objRS("FirstName")&"</td><td>"&objRS("Name")&"</td><td>"&objRS("City")&"</td>"
    response.write "<td>"&objRS("SalesID")&"</td><td>"&objRS("SalesDate")&"</td><td>"&objRS("SalesTime")

    objRS.movenext
    wend

else

response.write "NOTHING HERE"
End if
response.write "</table>"
%>
</body>
</html>


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Is there a way to write directly to the clients harddrive? NO

do i create a file for download on the server? Yes

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thanks ... umph ... it kinda sucks but makse sense. Anyways i have tried to create the file on the server (currently localhost for testing) and the IE hangs. So can anyone show me into the direction to create my report as an xml file on the server and the download process? Much appreciated

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