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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 May 19th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Hi

I have made a ASP page that looks at a database and displays the data on a webpage but i cant put the Database on a server it some up with an error saying that the file doesnt exist if i give it a fixed path e.g. f:\home\databases\employees.mdb

How can i edit my code so that it will look to this location ?

here is my code

Code:
<% 
    pStr = "private, no-cache, must-revalidate" 
    Response.ExpiresAbsolute = #2000-01-01# 
    Response.AddHeader "pragma", "no-cache" 
    Response.AddHeader "cache-control", pStr 
%>

<head>
    <style>
    td { font-size : 8pt; font-family : Verdana, Arial; text-decoration : none; }
    body { font-size : 8pt; font-family : Verdana, Arial; text-decoration : none; }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
<p align="center"><b>All Records Entered :</b></p>
<table align="center" border=0 cellpadding=3 cellspacing=3 cols=2 width=400>
<%
   ' Declaring variables
   Dim rs, data_source, no
   no = 0
   data_source = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=" & _ 
            Server.MapPath("employee.mdb")

   ' Creating Recordset Object and opening the database
   Set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
   rs.Open "employees", data_source
   ' Looping through the records to show all of them
   While Not rs.EOF %>
<form action="del.asp" method="post">
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">First Name :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("firstname") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Sur Name :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("surname") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Department :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("Department") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Site :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("Site") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Ext :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("EXT") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">DDI :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("DDI") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Mobile :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("Mobile") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top">Email :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%=rs("Email") %></td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top"><input type="hidden" name="id" value="<%=rs("id")%>"></td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><input type="submit" value="Delete" style="height: 25px; width: 100px"></td>
</tr>
</form>
<tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top"><input type="hidden" name="first_name" value="<%=rs("firstname")%>"></td>
</tr>

  <%
   no = no + 1
   rs.MoveNext
   Wend
   ' Done. Now close the Recordset
   rs.Close
   Set rs = Nothing
 %>
 <tr>
    <td align="right" height=10 valign="top"><b>Total Records Found</b> :</td>
    <td align="left" height=10 valign="top" width=250><%= no %></td>
</tr>
 </table>
</body>
</html>
Can anyone help?

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Check out this link. I think it might have something to do with how you are using Server.MapPath:

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/121799-1.shtml

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I am not sure how i can change it can anyone tell me how i can hard code it in
i have tryed to create a database with linked table but it still says that it cant find the database location

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