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    marco vranken Guest

    browsing hard disk


    Hello,

    at the moment I am defining a userfriedly interface for a database administator.
    The purpose is that the database administrator can easily add pictures of
    different products into the database. These pictures are somewhere situated
    on the PC's hard disk. So what I want to do ...

    1)display these pictures via asp in my browser
    2)the new pictures must be clicked
    3)when clicked, the complete pathname on the harddisk of this picture must
    be inserted as a new record in my database

    Are these 3 steps all possible via ASP&SQL???

    I would be very greatfull!

    Kind Regards, Marco Vranken


  2. #2
    Russ Wickstrom Guest

    Re: browsing hard disk

    Marco:

    ASP code has generally ALREADY completed its task before the browser
    displays the page to you. There are some exceptions, and there is now a
    technique called remote scripting that might be able to assist with what you
    are trying to do.

    Also, ASP code runs on the web-SERVER, not the client, so there may be
    challenges there as well, but if the pictures were all in a folder (or
    perhaps several folders organized by type) that were in the Web Server's
    virtual directory, that limitation could be overcome.

    I do not believe this can be done in a single ASP page, but here is one idea
    on how to approach it:

    Start with an ASP that displays a list of items in the database that do NOT
    have image URLs and pass the catalog number, and product type (so that we
    know which set of images to look through), in a query string to a page that
    could then display a series of small images (say 100px tall or so) lined up
    in rows like a stamp or photo album.

    Each picture on this page would need to have an <a> tag behind it which
    passed the picture's URL and the catalog number from the previous page to an
    ASP that laid out a full sized picture and the catalog information from the
    database for confirmation. When the user, accepted that combination, the
    database update could be done and the user passed back to the first page in
    this series.

    In theory, this should work. The toughest part is the photo album page,
    because there is a need to know what image to display, yet no EASY way to
    locate the names of the images available. Maybe someone else can suggest a
    way to do that...

    Hope this helps,

    Russ Wickstrom, MCP
    PC Support Analyst
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn
    Minneapolis, MN

    ph: (612) 335-1300 x2291
    fx: (612) 359-7081

    rwickstrom@bgea.org

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    marco vranken <marco.vranken@village.uunet.be> wrote in message
    news:3984567a$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > at the moment I am defining a userfriedly interface for a database

    administator.
    > The purpose is that the database administrator can easily add pictures of
    > different products into the database. These pictures are somewhere

    situated
    > on the PC's hard disk. So what I want to do ...
    >
    > 1)display these pictures via asp in my browser
    > 2)the new pictures must be clicked
    > 3)when clicked, the complete pathname on the harddisk of this picture must
    > be inserted as a new record in my database
    >
    > Are these 3 steps all possible via ASP&SQL???
    >
    > I would be very greatfull!
    >
    > Kind Regards, Marco Vranken
    >




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