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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 2:22:50 PM

if that account isnt there thats normal because if it doesn't have any permissions for that folder so it wouldnt be listed

you simply dig into the menus a liitle deaper and find it then add it.

cwilliams38417.6984606481,

I did a google search and it turns out that error very well might have to do with ASP trying to send an email and that process failing.

That tells me your emailing from the application is not working so it is probably not something you edited incorrectly.

see this article...

80040211
http://www.aspfaq.com/show.asp?id=2026

Emailing was working as when I did your installation (I think I did it months ago, didn't I) so it must be some incorrect changes to your email settings in the admin settings screen. Try sending an individual email to a user from the admin users screen and see if it works. My guess is you will get the same error and means your email sending options are no longer correct or valid.

If that is the case I would ask you if you changed them or possibly something changed as far as your email setup goes. Passwords ? EMail Server .. etc etc etc

,



Not to be pushy, but how's the new version progressing?

I'm hoping these features will be in it:

  • possibly add the ability to move pictures around in an album. and maybe between albums, I must also remember to move the ratings and desc as well for that image.
  • possibly add a feature to store 3 versions of images uploaded
    thumbnail, medium res, and high res/original
  • add option to store the images orginal name in the images description area during upload
    may be helpful to people that name their images in a somewhat descriptive way

  • add support for the ibulc bulk upload client that I recently discovered

If you could use a beta tester, I'm still just setting up my site and would be willing to run a beta.

Thanks

Al

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IMPORTANT UPDATE - READ THIS
http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=205& ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;PN=1

The 2Checkout Support Pack which is built in to ASPProtect 7 contains all the pre-built scripts you need to implement 2Checkout Payments with ASPProtect. You must be using version 2 of the 2checkout system. They are phasing out version 1 regardless so everyone will be using version 2 very soon if they are not already.

THIS IS NOT INTENDED OR DESIGNED TO USE 2CHECKOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS. (see bottom of this thread for more info on that)


This Support Pack basically gives you an additional signup and registration directory "2checkout_signup" and it should not interfere with any changes or customizations you have made to your ASPProtect setup in general. New users can register in this directory and pay for membership at the same time. Existing users whether active or expired can be sent to this directory where they can lookup their account and buy additional membership time online. You can also assign various Access and Group Levels during signup and you can set up various prices for various amounts of time as well. This is a real-time setup for the most part. As soon as a user pays via 2Checkout your system is updated and they will have access.

The 2checkout pack is NEW.. and was released on March 19, 2005. If you don't have it and would like it please just ask.

To start using this edit the "2checkout_signup/2checkout_config_inc.asp" file

You will be entering your 2Checkout Account number in that file as well as the URL you want a user to go to after payment. It is all commented in that file. (There is also a testing variable you can set to True if you want to do testing without real charges being applied)

After editing that file run this page.

http://www.mysite.com/2checkout_signup/show_postback_path.asp

Replacing the part in blue with your website info.

It will report back that postback url you need to use in the 2checkout system.

Log into your 2checkout version 2 account and under the "look & feel section" enter that postback url for both the "Approved URL" and the  "Pending URL"

Trust me: You want the URL there for a pending URL because the 2Checkout system is quite random and 95% of the payments that come in go to the pending URL and end up being legitimate sales. (at least for me they do)

Now make sure the Direct Return option on that page is on as well. 

If set to Yes buyers will be immediately directed to your URLs below once they click the
Complete Order button. If set to No the buyers will have to click a button to return
to your URLs below. 

Save that page... and leave 2checkout.


Now, delete this page from your ASPProtect setup.
http://www.mysite.com/2checkout_signup/show_postback_path.asp

It's a minor security risk and is no longer needed needed.

The basic setup is finished. All you have to now is set up payments options the way you want them.


Changing Payment Options

In the "2checkout1.asp" file there are form options set up.

They look like this and you can have as many as you like.

<option selected value="30,9.95,3,">30 Days, 9.95</option>


In this option... A user has the option to purchase 30 days for $9.95 and he will be set to Access Level 3 when payment in completed.

Here is how it works.

The value setting (red) is essentially and array that can be made up 4 elements separated by comma's
They must be separated by a comma and there can be no spaces. In this example the 4th value was not used but the last comma must still be there. If you didn't want to set an access level and left out the "3" there would 2 commas at the end.  etc etc
Basically there must always be 3 commas but you only have to set the 1st 2 values which are days and price.

days,price,access level,groups

The 1st value is the amount of days.
The 2nd value is the price for the amount of days.
The 3rd value is the access level you want to user assigned to.
The 4th option is the groups you want the user assigned to. (see PayPal subscription thread for examples of specifying group info)

Now, the label for the option in (blue) can say whatever you like.

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humm, yea thats a data connection error..
really not related to the asp code in the application for the most part.

that is low level


If using MSACCESS

I would make sure permissions are set correctly on the database folder (not just the database file itself)

I would make sure your using at least a 2000 version of the database. 2003-2003 format being better.. 

I would make sure the server has up to date mdac/odbc drivers.. (that is really the server admins responsibility)


As for permissions there are articles in our forums about exactly how they need to be set. Improper permissions can cause a ton of random errors like that.

cwilliams38414.6528240741,

yes, How can I have fixed size height and width image without distortion. Is there a component that I can use or how can I change the existing code.

 

 

 

yes, unless its ratio matches

how could it not be ?

Please keep questions like this in the forums... thx.
there is no need for this to be a private message


-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : eeye
Sent : April/29/2005 at 2:19pm


If I choose fixed width and height is the thumbnail image going to be distorted?

-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : cwilliams
Sent : April/29/2005 at 1:17pm

that is not possible unless you rewrite the code.

You onlyahve the two options we give in the config file for thumbnails

fixed width and height all the time

or

fixed width / dynamic height



-- Previous Private Message --
Sent by : eeye
Sent : April/29/2005 at 1:07pm

Hi William

One more questions for you. is there a way to make sure that all the thumbnails are the same size without distorting the images (in the thumbnails). Or if a picture's height is bigger than its width is there to create the thumbnail such that the height of the orginal becomes the width of the thumbnails and vice versa.

Basically I just want the thumbnail pictures to be in a perfect row with all the picture heights the same and all the pic width the same.

Thanks

Sean

,

Hi -

We are trying to set up ASPProtect 7 so that the user is redirected to a specific web page based on their group membership.

For example, immediately upon successful login:

Group 1 members are directed to page A
Group 2 members are directed to page B
Group 3 members are directed to page C

Users will only ever belong to one group.

We tried to use the Redirect_URL feature but it causes the browser to loop.

Could you let us know exactly how to do this.  We are not ASP programmers and need to work from an example.

Thanks!

,

Regarding hosting companies..

Now.. obviously if you are hosting on someone elses server you may not be able to set permissions like this.

Ultimately, if you are hosting somewhere and ASP and Database connectivity is part of your hosting plan. It is the hosting company's responsibility to set these permissions for you when asked or to give you a special interface to do so on your own. If they are not helping you do this then maybe it is time to get a hosting company that is serious about your ASP Hosting Needs.

Also... JUST TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR

The permissions we are talking about cannot be set via FTP or Frontpage access to your web site. They must be set like shown above or via a special interface meant to set the permissions correctly. For all you people out there messing with the permissions you see in FTP and Frontpage.. you are wasting your time and possibly creating problems in your web.

All ASP scripts that communicate with an Access Database, Upload Pictures, Modify Text files.... are going to need these permissions set in some way or another. We have no control over that fact.

cwilliams38360.69125, [QUOTE=afifm]

I was actually able to do similar thing by allowing our dedicated search engine to access the site unchallanged.

<%
If Trim(Left(Request.ServerVariables("HTTP_USER_AGENT"),11)) = "MYPASSWORD" Then  
 SearchFlag = True
End If
 
If SearchFlag <> True Then
If Session("Access_Level") > CHECKFOR or Session("Access_Level") = "" Then 
%>
<!--#include virtual="/Auth/check_user_Code.asp" -->
<head>
<title>My Title</title>

</head>

<body>

My Protected stuff here

</body>

</html>

For this to work, the search engine must pass the PW to the web site. I just was not sure how to do the same thing with IPs. I will play with the code and see what happens. If it works, I will post it here to help others, if this is OK with forum rules.

Thanks,

Mo

[/QUOTE]

I just added couple of lines and it works fine

If (Request.ServerVariables("REMOTE_ADDR")) = "xxx.xx.xxx.xxx" Then 
 ' Session("PasswordAccess") = "Yes"
 SearchFlag = true
End If

,

ok

thanks

,

how di I change the currency dollar sign to gdp pound sign ?

I need all my tranactions in gdp puund sterling to use on paypal

regards

simon

,

When a user 1st signs up a proper case function is run on certain fields.
This is only once on user signup and never done in the admin area.

It's goal is to keep things entered in Proper Case,

so if someone enters "chris williams" it becomes "Chris Williams"

It's not perfect but it helps a lot to keep the data clean and more consistent. Since it only happens during registration those values can be changed later by the admin or the user if someone wants to.

The function is only applied to the fields that it makes sense to apply it to.... 
In your case adding a drop down menu means you want exactly what is in your drop down to appear so you wouldn't want it happening.

That being said, it is really easy to remove this situation from any field it is happening to during registration.

So edit "users/add_new_account.asp" with a text editor

find

CmdAddUser.Fields("Company_Name") = PCase(Company_Name)

and change it to

CmdAddUser.Fields("Company_Name") = Company_Name

That is all that is needed to made the change

cwilliams38421.5069328704,

you can not limit image size using the pure code upload method. Its not possible using a pure asp method that I know of.

You would have to be using one the supported commercial upload components and edit the upload code accordinly to limit upload sizes (you would do this by looking through their documentation and samples) I didnt include any support for upload file size limitations with the supported 3rd party upload components because in my testing I found it problematic with all but aspupload from persits software. (I have example coe for that component I can provide that limits the upload size and seems to do it well) I am sure it could work with safileup and dundas as well but I gave up trying.

As for image resizing..
Image resizing requires the use of one of the supported 3rd party image resizing components. You didnt mention if you are using one or not. If you dont have one available image resizing is just not possible as asp can not do that on its own.

,

This is what it says in that thread I pointed you to

This zip file contains 3 sets of alternate files depending on your situation. You simply replace your existing aspprotect v7.x files with these new ones.

I really dont see what is confusing about it. I think I explained it all in detail in that thread.

,

ADODB.Recordset error '800a0cc1'

Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal.

/aspprotect/password_admin/default.asp, line 287

I'm doing an upgrade from an OOOOOOOOOOLD version (not sure if it was 6 or not) and it read my database OK prior to adding a new user. Now I get this error message. I was able to run the password encryption function OK, but I still get this error when I try to view the password_admin stuff. I can log in via the "get_me_in" asp page just fine, but I get the above error.

If I try to log in with my admin account, I get

ADODB.Recordset error '800a0cc1'

Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal.

/aspprotect/password_admin/check_admin_inc.asp, line 166

*****

OK, my question is this... if I retype all the info from the old DB into a brand new one, never before used, that would work, right? I only have 108 users, so that's about an hour of work. Or is there a 5-minute fix that I can try? I've done some messing around that got nowhere and returned all edited files to their original state, with the exceptions of the ones calling the DB location.

I'll start the C&P process and await your reply...

On a side note, I really love the new format and am excited about the new features. I'm not married to upgrading the DB and if copy and paste is faster (I just need first name, last name, username, password, email, and expiration date), then I'm using v.7 that much faster.

cwilliams38457.6090509259,

Now I am having trouble using the log function. 

 

I have checked the box in administration area for UseLogFiles.  I have put the expected path for the LogFileDirectory in the box.  I have modified the permissions for the anonymous web site user to modify this directory.  However the log file does not get updated and there is nothing when I go to view the logs. 

 

thx

,

If you code support for it yes, the application comes with no paypal code or support built in.

If you think it will help you, you are welcome to a copy of the classic asp version which supports paypal subscriptions. Perhaps looking at the code would help you.

, They send an email?

Hope my spam killer didn't zap it...
,

That is by design, removing and deleting are two different things as far as the classifieds system goes.

A regular user can only remove an ad from the category index. (which makes the ad inactive)

An admin however can truly delete an ad from the system.

,

I am running .asp pages and using the longer code method to display flash banners on my site.

I have noticed a considerable decrease in the loading of my index page when I have a banner called.  When I remove the banner, all is fine.

Any suggestions?

Dave

,

The stat not show when  impression over  xxxxxx

I use  aspbanner v8.1   MS SQL version

Total Impressions 83523
Total Clicks 7
Total Clickthru .0%

 

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0006'

Overflow: 'CInt'

/aspbanner/stats_window_admin.asp, line 257

 

 

 

,

I just took a look and that is definetly what happened.
It has nothing to do with the registration process as far as I can see.

Just running this page triggers it and I know it does not do that the way it comes.
http://www.myvirtualtutor.com/aspprotect/users/user_area.asp

Please back up what you changed and put the user area back the way it came..

If error still happens then I can help you.. It it works fine with the default files from the zip archive then you messed something up in the code.

You have to be really careful when working with ASP code.

Also: just in case you did this. " you should not be password protecting any files in the users area that are already there " the users area does it's own thing and there is no reason to be doing anything like that to the files that are already there. You can do whatever you like to files you add on your own.

cwilliams38456.0957060185, ok, so from your PM Iknow you are using SQL server with IIS5.
You say you created the SQL database using the provided scripts and  that is good.

What is going on may just be a weird odbc issue that sometimes happens on IIS5 when using SQL server and I have an idea on how to remedy it.

Edit the "config_inc.asp" with notepad.

Change

If  Application("SERVER_SOFTWARE") = "" Then
 Application("SERVER_SOFTWARE") = Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_SOFTWARE")
End If


To

Application("SERVER_SOFTWARE") = "iis/6"

And lets see if that helps the situation.

it will change some SQL String query values in the application from "-1" to "1"

either should always work but under certain scenariois only one or the other works, thanks!,

All of the fields with the expected paths show the correct file structure, so now I've put them in them in the boxes

,

humm, did you edit any of the registration code ?
this is not something anyone has ever mentioned and the aspprotect 6 code has not been changed in over a year ?

can I see where there is happening ?
I may need ftp or frontpage access to the server in order to troubleshoot unless you can provide me with more details here.

thx..

,

Chris -

Long time no talk, which is a good thing.  I have purchased another product from you, ASPVendor.  I am running into an issues.

When I try and remove the image through the image manager, it does not remove it.  Screen shot attached.

2005-10-19_194248_image_upload.zip

Thanks

, Actually it is my own server (retired email server from my employer). I will check out the documentation again. I DID read that part, but didn't understand it enough. I'll dig deeper. Also my box has 2 CPU's, hence the $125 for ASPImage..., Can I have the logon be in a top frame while having the protected pages displayed in a main frame?

Also, how will it behave if a user moves in between a protected page to a public page and back to the protected page again?
,

I hear ya.. problem is it just does not fit into the banner rotation logic.

I know it sounds like a simple thing, but it is not because ASPBanner does it's rotation logic in a totolly unique way that no other system I know of does. It basically does everything in memory.

I just don't see anyway to do add what you are asking about without totolly re-writing how it works. The system would have to rely totally on complex (SQL queries / stored procedures) to do the banner rotation like every other poorly performing system out there.

It's really hard to explain, but I just no way I see to add it to the high performance application variable banner logic.  If I changed the system to not use those application variables there would be a tremendous performance loss because the database would be doing about 90% more work than it currently does.

As I have said before sacrificing performance is just not something I am willing to do.
http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/moreinfo144-1.htm

I built ASPBanner for performance and speed and that has always been it's main intention.

I leave the bloated features to the competition. If I lose sales because of it that is just unfortunate. I want the best performing system. The system I can be proud of. The system that can handle millions of impressions per day under a MSSQL or MYSQL installation and not even flinch. That is what ASPBanner is all about.

The other thing is pricing. The price is kept low partically because the feature set is low.

Maybe someday there will be a version with more features and less performace. I really do not know. Right now it's just not something I plan on doing.

, thank you for such a quick response -- It sounds straight forward - so I should be all set.   Thanks again.,

Yes, thatís all I wanted to know. The problem is on my end. The server is not creating the .NET site correctly. I think I got it working now. Thanks.

In case you wanted to know? The only reason I asked you is because you mentioned that you where having trouble with overseas piracy and my account is new. I figured it was my user error by just though Iíd ask you first. Hope you have no more piracy issues and have a good rest of the day.

Thanks again for the quick response.

,

When using this code:

<!------- ASPBanner Ad code ------------->
<script language="JavaScript"> var code = '';
var now = new Date();
var nIndex = now.getTime();
document.write('<s' + 'cript src=" http://www.poconocommuter.com/aspbanner/injectbanner.asp?Ban nerZone=6&nocache=' + nIndex + '">');
document.write('</' + 's' + 'cript>');
</script>
<script language="JavaScript">document.write(jscode);</script& gt;
<!--------- End ASPBanner Ad code --------------->

I receive an error that jscode is undefined. The banner will not display.

Any ideas how to fix this?

 

,

yes, like macnap says.... you have to protect your ".asp" pages the way the directions tell you to...

and like in the "example" protected pages we provide

or they will not be protected and nothing will happen as far as ASPProtect goes

I guess I just didnt understand what you were talking about

 

,

If you are using an ACCESS Database try to avoid using a system DSN. They are much slower because they go through ODBC which then uses the Jet Drivers to access the database. They also have to do a registry lookup.

ttp://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/070399-1.shtml

http://www.powerasp.com/content/database/dsn_vs_dnsless.asp



It's funny because in the 4guys article they ask the question..

"Hmmmm... so who was right, Microsoft or Wrox?"

I'll tell you who was right and who said it 1st.  It was me and I said it on my old powerasp.com site before anyone else ever did.

I found it out on my own by experimenting when I was the Systems Analyst for an large ISP. We we had web servers that were not running well. I didn't read about this solution anywhere because no one was talking about it at the time. Microsoft said use System DSN's so everyone just took their word for it.

I took a lot of heat for saying that back in the day but over time everyone started saying it.

,

You need to make sure you created the SQL database using the SQL scripts we provide and that no errors occur whatsoever. That is extremely important. You must use our SQL creation scripts.

Then, when you create the user you need to go back to that user and make sure you check the admin account and save that user again. (many times when setting up a system for someone I find myself forgetting that step and then I have to go back in and check the admin box for the user I created.)

And of course create the user from the ASPProtect admin area web interface. Do not add the user to the database manually because you will have no way to enter the password correct as it is encrypted. And do not change the encryption key after making the user/.

It would also be wise to check the SQL server database at every step to make sure the user info gets created and that all the field info looks correct for the most part.

You also want to be sure to specify SQL as the database type side the connection string info as the SQL directions go over

a remote sql server should not an issue.

thats really all I can think of right now

, It works. Thanks Chris. , Just installed sofware everything works fine except I see no way to upload any photos.  There is no reference or link to allow an upload on any of the asp pages (I have surfed them all).  I am sure it is something simple, but I am not aware.  I am using SQL2000., I have ASPPhotoGallery installed. Everything has been working great for some time. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, I am not getting the "Hits" incremented when a user opens an album. It works when an administrator is logged on. Does not for any anonymous users. Everything else seems to work fine. Again, this used to work. Any ideas. , not anything built into the app... it would be done with client side javascript if you wanted to look into it...  my client side javascript skills are ziltch,


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