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TeeJay (2309)

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Monday July 22, 2002
06:28 AM

ASP is designed for people who can't program

[ #6535 ]
..which is probably why you can't actually program in it.

following last weeks trouble with queries that fetch records with BLOB columns, in short..

  • don't bother using getrows on recordsets with more than one BLOB
  • always specify the fields you want to fetch
  • always access the fields in that order

This morning I was surprised to discover that getRows() empties the current record of the recordset so you can't get any values out once you've called it.
Then I discovered that you can't put method calls into an array so 'aryRs = array(rs("foo"),rs("bar")) won't work and gives an error at line 0 (ASP error messages as unhelpful as ever, this also occurs if you miss a comma in an array).
so now I am forced to declare a variable for each column, populate each variable one by one from the recordset in the order of the select statement and then populate the array with the variables.

what a PITA.

Also this morning I came accross an annoyance when using ProxyPass in Apache - the header fields are emptied so I can't parse the path of where my mod_perl scripts are called from and have to use a variable instead. Easy to get around but being able to view the headers would be much more elegent.

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