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Old August 18th, 2003, 11:55 AM
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Default Printing address labels from my ASP application

Is it possible to retrieve contact details from a SQL server or Access database on a remote host via an ASP-based application and print them onto labels from a client machine via the Net using the client's installation of SQL server or Access and the ASP based application? Hope this is clear enough!

Any pointers much appreciated, I'm getting desperate!!!
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The quick answer to this is yes.

It may not be very stable as I have this process in a few of my clients offices.

1. Create the word document containing the lables
2. Save it as .rtf
3. Open the rtf in notepad or similar. You can now see the raw code that builds the rtf
The important commands you are looking for are:

\par (new line)
\page (new page)

Now what you need to do is create the rtf using the FSO command so that you create it on the fly whilst embedding your data into it.

Once the file is built you can then send the file to the browser (not very stable, although it does work) or email the document using an appropiate email object (CDO, ASPemail etc)

Finally I have included the fso command that takes the original RTF and builds a new file (new.txt) that contains the FSO command for each line of the file, therefore you don't have to insert the command by hand.

' the rft containing the labels
varfile = "1.rtf"

' the file that you are about to build
newfile = "new.txt"

Set objFS = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTS = objFS.OpenTextFile(Server.MapPath(varfile), 1)

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objTextFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(Server.MapPath(newfile))

' create the new text file
While Not objTS.AtEndOfStream

objTextFile.WriteLine "MyFile.WriteLine """ & Replace(objTS.ReadLine, """", """") & """"


Set objFSO = Nothing
Set objTextFile = Nothing

Set objTS = Nothing
Set objFS = Nothing

I am trying to find a better way of reporting through a browser that is either cheap / free and stable. I am currently looking at creating access reports on fly via asp. See my topic titled "Pass value into Access Report"


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My query is that How do I execute an sql query with a click of an hyper link, for ex: when I click on the link "view all customers" , I want the query "select * from customerinfo" to be executed and the results displayed.How do I do It?

Thank You


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Did you find a conclusion for this as I am looking at how to do this?

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