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17 Oct 2000CPOL
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.

    In his free time, he does climbing, running and mountain biking. Recently he became a father of a cute boy.

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