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ASP Guestbook Application

, 17 Oct 2000
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A simple guestbook application using ASP and an Access database
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    Overview

    This is a small ASP (Microsoft Active Server Pages) application that implements a guestbook.

    The guestbook has the following main-functionality:

    • Display entries with author-name, e-mail, date and text
    • Administration mode: delete entries
    • Navigation: jump to first page, last page, previous page, next page, discrete pages

    The sample is ready-to-use. As-few-as-possible HTML-formating (e.g. fonts) is done in order to keep it clear. You could modify the following things:

    • Change the language of the texts
    • Adjust the design to your needs
    • Extend the functionality (please e-mail me, if you improved it, since I'm very interested in any improvements)

    Details

    The guestbook stores its entries in a Microsoft Access 2000 database (Access 97 works quite well, too - just convert the database) and accesses the database using ADO (Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects, see http://www.microsoft.com/data/ado/). To use the Access 2000 database, you probably need the latest version of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC, also from http://www.microsoft.com/data/ado/).

    I tried to comment the ASP code as well as I can. When you look through it with a syntax-coloring editor, you should find the comments quite easily. I also tryied to minimize the allways-present problem of having code mixed with design/content be separating ASP from HTML as much as I can. Still I wanted to keep all things in one file to make it compact. So the ASP pages became a bit longer than it normally would.

    I'm running this guestbook under a german version of NT 4.0 server, service pack 6a (the 'a' is very important). Altough, SP 4 or 5 should be no problem, too.

    A last tip for editing ASP files: I tried a lot of editors (including Frontpage, InterDev, etc.), I found the most usable program is EditPlus, which you can find on http://www.editplus.com/.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you have by e-mail: keim@zeta-software.de.

    History

    18 Oct 2000 - updated script.

  • License

    This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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    About the Author

    Uwe Keim
    Chief Technology Officer Zeta Producer Desktop CMS
    Germany Germany
    Uwe does programming since 1989 with experiences in Assembler, C++, MFC and lots of web- and database stuff and now uses ASP.NET and C# extensively, too. He has also teached programming to students at the local university.
     
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    Comments and Discussions

     
    GeneralError: Can not insert record into database Pinmembersharp_k11-Mar-09 6:42 
    GeneralRe: Error: Can not insert record into database PinmemberNancy B20-Oct-09 4:47 
    Generalscreenshot Pinmembersharp_k8-Mar-09 17:44 
    GeneralMedicine for you PinmemberKedaar12-Oct-08 11:01 
    GeneralProbably it for you PinmemberKedaar17-Apr-09 6:27 
    GeneralHi!! PinmemberCharuT29-Oct-06 18:30 
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    GeneralRe: test for subject PinsussAnonymous9-Dec-04 21:17 
    Generalneed for a help Pinmemberreymar1-Aug-03 18:05 
    GeneralRe: need for a help PinmemberDavid Jhon17-Aug-06 17:31 
    Generalerr PinsussAnonymous27-Jul-03 5:01 
    GeneralSource Code Pinmemberlittleblack22-Jun-03 23:02 
    GeneralRe: Source Code Pinmember2TallTony23-Jun-03 4:37 
    GeneralDatabase access PinmemberIneffable7-May-03 14:07 
    GeneralRe: Database access PinsitebuilderUwe Keim7-May-03 19:28 
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    Generaltest PinsussAnonymous21-Nov-02 10:29 
    GeneralRe: test PinmemberChristian Graus21-Nov-02 10:38 
    GeneralRe: test PinsitebuilderUwe Keim21-Nov-02 19:13 
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    Generalthe guestbook is cool,but i have problem PinmemberKinli1-Oct-02 0:22 
    GeneralRe: the guestbook is cool,but i have problem PinsitebuilderUwe Keim1-Oct-02 0:41 
    GeneralRe: the guestbook is cool,but i have problem PinsussAnonymous30-Dec-02 11:11 
    GeneralCOOL! PinsussSeanyBoy12322-Aug-02 10:53 
    GeneralRe: COOL! PinsussAnonymous16-Mar-03 17:05 
    Generalhi there PinmemberAnonymous12-Jun-02 12:19 
    Generalhola de MTY!!!!! PinmemberAnonymous14-May-02 13:34 
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    GeneralGr88888888888888888888!!!!!!!!!!! Pinmemberjayeshw8-Apr-02 5:42 
    GeneralGreat! PinmemberAnonymous14-Mar-02 0:16 
    Questionit's great, but how can i delete? Pinmembertbbooher28-Feb-02 8:18 
    AnswerRe: it's great, but how can i delete? PinmemberUwe Keim28-Feb-02 19:30 
    GeneralRe: it's great, but how can i delete? PinmemberBoris Sundic24-Jul-02 15:16 
    GeneralRe: it's great, but how can i delete? Pinmembermartinchan18-Mar-03 20:15 

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