Developing from Chaos Page 4

Using ASP to Create a Website from Spreadsheets Continued

The next-previous values are done, this took a few tries but not much time to develop. Next step is to open the recordsets needed to make the first part of the html now that the filename is ready.

set cmd1 = server.createobject("ADODB.Command")
cmd1.ActiveConnection = conn1
cmd1.CommandText = "update product set prod_page = '" & filename & "' where product.part_number = '" & rsInput("part_number") & "'"
set rsOutput = cmd1.execute
response.write("updated: " & rsInput("part_number") & "<br>")
set cmd1.ActiveConnection = nothing
set cmd1 = nothing
set conn2 = server.createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set output = conn2.OpenTextFile(htmlOut, 8, True)

The html page is now open with the new filename and ready to use the Access table for source data to build the page within the html template. The outside while loop creates pages for the entire catalog; after this the package is ready for a few more additions. Note that the "8" is used here, I had trouble with ForAppending due to an old version of Access (95 v7) and use the numbers for these settings. So here is a hunk of html with a few insertions throughout of database material. Work flow is to finish the head area first, then navigation, add the content, the footer and save the page.

output.writeline("<!-- DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ""-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN""-->")
output.writeline("<title>PairGain from Government Network Solutions - " & rsInput("prod_type") & "</title>")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Publisher"" content=""Government Network Solutions"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Publisher-email"" content=""gns@gns-pairgain.com"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Key"" content=""" & rsInput("part_number") & """>")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Description"" content="""">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Identifier-URL"" content=""http://www.gns-pairgain.com/"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Content-Language"" content=""en-US"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Coverage"" content=""Worldwide"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Date-created-yyyymmdd"" content=""19990416"">")
output.writeline("<meta name=""Date-Revised-yyyymmdd"" content=""*"">")
output.writeline("<body bgcolor=ffffff link=0000ff vlink=8e2323 alink=00009c>")
output.writeline("<basefont face='verdana,arial,helvetica' size=2 color=000000>
output.writeline("<a name=""page_top""> </a>")
output.writeline("<table border=1 cellspacing=6 cellpadding=6 bordercolor=000080 align=left>")
output.writeline("<tr><td bgcolor=0066cc><b><font size=3 color=ffffff>G</font><font size=2 color=99ccff>OVERNMENT</font> <font size=3 color=ffffff>N</font><font size=2 color=99ccff>ETWORK</font> <font size=3 color=ffffff>S</font><font size=2 color=99ccff>OLUTIONS</font></b></td></tr>")
output.writeline("<tr><td bgcolor=ffffff background=""../jpgs/aback_05.jpg""><center><img src=""gifs/pairgain_logo_07.gif"" width=148 height=51 hspace=4 vspace=4 border=0 alt=""PairGain Products.""></center></td></tr>")
output.writeline("<p align=right><a href=""order.html"">How to Order or Get More Information</a></p>")
output.writeline("<p align=right><a href=""gsa_price.html"">GSA Price List</a></p>")
output.writeline("<p align=right><a href=""index.html"">Return to Home Page</a> <hr></p>")
output.writeline("<font size=4 color=800000 face=""Arial,Helvetica,Verdana"">" & rsInput("prod_type") & "</font><br>")
output.writeline("<font size=4 color=000000 face=""Arial,Helvetica,Verdana"">" & rsInput("prod_group_title") & "</font><br>")
output.writeline("<font size=2 color=000000 face=""Arial,Helvetica,Verdana"">" & rsInput("description") & "</font><br>")
output.writeline("<font size=4 color=000000 face=""Arial,Helvetica,Verdana"">" & rsInput("prod_title") & "</font><br>")

Now that has the navigation in, time to open some more recordsets...getting pricing and product content, and of course the notes. The connection strings use "2" for a dynamic cursor, "3" is next for optimistic locking and "2" represents a table as a source of data. The final wend and end if relate to the series variable and page naming loop above.

This article was originally published on Mar 28, 1999

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