ASP?

Egg 'n' Bacon
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ASP?

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I've inherited a web based DB, that uses Access for the data and ASP for the user interface.

My problem is; I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to progarmming. So I thought a book to teach me ASP might be worth going for.

Are there any such animals? :) If so, which would you recommend?

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Check carefully whether you need "classic" ASP or the newer ASP.Net.

Many books are available from Amazon.
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I think it might well be 'classic' version. Here's an extract, would you be able to differentiate from this?

Code: Select all

	  <TR>
	    <TH>Risk Strategy</TH>
		<TD><select name="RiskStrategy">
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Eliminate" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Reduce" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Tolerate" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Transfer" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
		</SELECT></TD>		
	  </TR>
Either way, are there any books that stand out as being worthwhile?

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I don't know much about ASP, I hope that someone else can answer these questions.
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that, at first glance, looks classic ASP to me. But, please wait till someone else confirms my thoughts...
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I agree that it looks like classic ASP - or actually that it doesn't look like ASP.net. As far as books, from a quick look at Amazon, there are three that seems to stand out. "Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0" (WROX - 2000), "Beginning ASP Databases" (Apress - 2003) and "Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days" (Sams - 2000). All three have largely favorable reviews - however I own the WROX book and can't say I am terribly impressed. One issue is that you need to know HTML pretty well in order to jump into ASP - they do some explanations, but in that case you also need to have a good book on HTML. Also, these books are all 10 years or so old, so there are some new technologies that aren't covered - for example OLE-DB as opposed to ODBC. Hope this helps.
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Egg 'n' Bacon wrote:I think it might well be 'classic' version. Here's an extract, would you be able to differentiate from this?

Code: Select all

	  <TR>
	    <TH>Risk Strategy</TH>
		<TD><select name="RiskStrategy">
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Eliminate" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Reduce" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Tolerate" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Transfer" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
		</SELECT></TD>		
	  </TR>
Either way, are there any books that stand out as being worthwhile?

This extract is not conclusive enough by far the easiest way it seach the entire code for runat="server" which will identify if it is ASP.NET
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jezza wrote:
Egg 'n' Bacon wrote:I think it might well be 'classic' version. Here's an extract, would you be able to differentiate from this?

Code: Select all

	  <TR>
	    <TH>Risk Strategy</TH>
		<TD><select name="RiskStrategy">
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Eliminate" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Eliminate">Eliminate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Reduce" then %>
		  <OPTION SELECTED value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Reduce">Reduce</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Tolerate" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Tolerate">Tolerate</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
	<% if rsRisk("RiskStrategy") = "Transfer" then %>
		 <OPTION SELECTED value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% else %>
		  <OPTION value="Transfer">Transfer</OPTION>
		<% end if %>
		</SELECT></TD>		
	  </TR>
Either way, are there any books that stand out as being worthwhile?

This extract is not conclusive enough by far the easiest way it seach the entire code for runat="server" which will identify if it is ASP.NET
Thank you all. I'm fairly certain now (but don't ask me to swear on it) this is a 'classic' system.

I won't be doing any development, but need to eable to make some changes, for usability etc.

Again; thank you.