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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 4:55:39 PM

nice idea. id be interested to see your modifications for ideas,

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.

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it might also be a good idea for you to try a simple text file writing example like this on your server and see if it hangs as well

http://www.devasp.com/samples/writetofile.asp

for troubleshooting sake

this is sounding more and more like the filesystem object is blocked or disabled on your server

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Can you do a better price deal for that version in place of the one I've just purchased ie for a single licence rather than unlimited Christopher?

Or failing that can you give me an idea of how many changes you had to make to convert 7.3 to work with Mysql?

Regards,

Dave

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Additional Information.

A set of these variables get created for every user that logs in to your site.
For performance and memory conservation reasons some of them can be turned off and are optional.

If you look in the "check_user_inc.asp" file or the "check_admin_inc.asp" file you will see a section of code like this


   ' Start of optional session variables to be set
   ' Recommended that you remark out any of the session variables below that you don't really need to use
   ' This will save a lot of server resource because every user logged in has a set of these
   
   ' I added some code here to not create these if they are empty
   If CmdCheckUser("First_Name") <> "" Then Session("First_Name") = CmdCheckUser("First_Name")
   If CmdCheckUser("Last_Name") <> "" Then Session("Last_Name") = CmdCheckUser("Last_Name")
   If CmdCheckUser("Company_Name") <> "" Then Session("Company_Name") = CmdCheckUser("Company_Name")
   If CmdCheckUser("Email") <> "" Then Session("Email") = CmdCheckUser("Email")
   If CmdCheckUser("Address") <> "" Then Session("Address") = CmdCheckUser("Address")
   If CmdCheckUser("City") <> "" Then Session("City") = CmdCheckUser("City")
   If CmdCheckUser("State_Province") <> "" Then Session("State_Province") = CmdCheckUser("State_Province")
   If CmdCheckUser("Zipcode_Postal_Code") <> "" Then Session("Zipcode_Postal_Code") = CmdCheckUser("Zipcode_Postal_Code")
   If CmdCheckUser("Phone") <> "" Then Session("Phone") = CmdCheckUser("Phone")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom1") <> "" Then Session("Custom1") = CmdCheckUser("Custom1")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom2") <> "" Then Session("Custom2") = CmdCheckUser("Custom2")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom3") <> "" Then Session("Custom3") = CmdCheckUser("Custom3")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom4") <> "" Then Session("Custom4") = CmdCheckUser("Custom4")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom5") <> "" Then Session("Custom5") = CmdCheckUser("Custom5")
   If CmdCheckUser("Custom6") <> "" Then Session("Custom6") = CmdCheckUser("Custom6")
   
   ' End of optional session variables to be set

If you do not need a particular variable to be set as a session variable simply comment that line out with single quote.

If you have an extremely busy site with a lot of users this is a good idea. If not, you probably don't need to bother doing this. I added some code in there so they will not be created if they are empty and that alone helps out a lot.

cwilliams38419.5459606481,

Have you thought about language file so users dont have to go into the code to put it in their language??

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I would kile to see more support for the groups function:

1. on the password_admin/default.asp page have a coulmn listing groups

2. ability to change groups in bulk eg change the expiry date for all group x members

Cheers

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IT worked just as cwilliams said. I did see the IP address being stored in the table but it didn't dawn on me that it was tied in to the view count, I tried it from a different IP address and it worked great .

Good coding Christopher

Thanks

John

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Got any info for me on this ?

Chris

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humm, I dont know.

If you want me too I would be glad to go into your web site and troubleshoot. If so PM me the info I need and I will take a look and see if I can figure it out.

CJW

 

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Hey, I run a business and I will not have things like that mentioned in these forums.

, When using the paypal subscription feature with ASPProtect for a new user the expiration in ASPProtect is actually not used.  It is set to Null. This is because the PayPal system takes care of everything on their end.

So I can't see this happening because that field is not supposed to be used and the default PayPal subscription code we provide with the system does not populate that field.

Unless you populated the expiration date field on your own ?

Now that I re-read your post. The ASPProtect 6 reference was confusing me.

Now, if you have users that were never on a PayPal subscription that then sign up via PayPal subscriptiion that may indeed be a different story.
Is that what you are saying? I am looking at the code right now and it seems to me like it sets the expration date field to null on any new subscription activity regardless.

Let's forget about ASPProtect 6 as I don't think that matters. Please explain exactly when this happens and does not happen and exactly what sort of user we are talking and what their expiration dates are set at before they sign up for a paypal subscription.

Please be as detailed as possible so I really know what is going on ?,

Javascript Popup/Pop Under Generator

Until I have time to make one I suggest using the one on the banmanpro support site as it is pretty nice.

Just dont use option 2 on that page as that is specific to banmanpro


http://www.banmanpro.com/support/popupgenerator.asp

cwilliams38291.614849537,

I just moved servers and now my "code" ads are giving me errors...

"google_ad_width" is undefined.

I have tried adding the width and height... taking it out.. all the basic stuff.

Any ideas?

TIA  

, I had some issues with passwords not working. I cleared them up by going to the affected user and typing in the desired password manually on the edit screen. Worked like a champ every time, and I haven't had to do that for some time now. ,

Hi

I have purchased the Standard version about a week ago. Its a great script.

I have been able to select  uploaded banners from day one... but just now i dont seem to be able to select...

i know its hard for you to trouble shoot with such little information.. but i had to ask..

Should i maybe upload the site again ( but same the database first)?

regards

Domenic

Sydney, Australia

 

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[QUOTE=spider]At the bottom of my "users" list page, it asks the question "number of users displayed per page"?  After hitting a larger number than the default of 1-25, it increases the number of users per page to that number.  But as soon as I leave that page, it goes back to the default.  Any thoughts?[/QUOTE]

That is how it is supposed to work. It is not supposed to remember that info after you leave. If you want it to always start at some default number simply copy the URL info after picking a number. You'll see the querystrings that tell the page what to do in the address field of your browser. Take that entire URL and  edit the button in the admin area to link to that. The links for the buttons are in the "header_inc.asp" file and you should edit that file with a text editor.

That's the easy non technical way to set a default on the users page and that applies to anything including doing a sort or whatever.

example...

you might change this

<a href="default.asp"><img src="../images/users.gif" border="0" alt="Users"></a>

to something like this

<a href="http://www.yoursite.com /aspprotect/password_admin/default.asp?SORTBY=Email+DESC& ;MyPageSize=500="><img src="../images/users.gif" border="0" alt="Users"></a>

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Now that I think about you may very well be able to use the existing login_form_inc.asp page

the header and footer files for the users area may be ok as well.

probably the smart thing to do is try your old ones and compare them to the new and see if everything you need is there. If not add it by looking at the source html and comparing.

All other files should definetly be replaced with the new.

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I'm using the groups protect feature on my pages. None of them seem to close the session after clicking 'logoff'. I can tell because if I hit the back button and return to the group-protected page, hit 'refresh', the page refreshes, I'm not asked to log in again.

On the other hand, when I open a page that's protected by an access level and click 'logoff' (uses same logoff asp file to logoff), it seems to work fine - if I go back a page and refresh, it asks me to log in.

Just wondering - is anybody else having problems like this? Maybe I screwed something up in the few adjustments I made a while back. Any idea what it might be?

, I really need more detailed information to say anything about it.

I would try different methods of calling banners as well to see if that helps.,

It's custimization work. and just not something I can support.
Basically it is basic ASP/Database work.

Something you kind of need to figure out on your own. It's not difficult work for a good asp coder but there is no easy way and it is time comsuming.

I wouldn't use the custom fields though. I would make your own.
It's simpler that way.

cwilliams38437.0929282407,

Thank you....  yes it does

 

Is there a limit in the number of Zones you can have in the database.

 

thanking you

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That would not happen unless you added a target to the login form or you're code had a base target set.

Like so..

<base target="_blank">

I would really need more detailed information. It's nothing the system does the way it ships under normal circumstances. For example you shouldn't see that behavior in any of the example protected ".asp" pages

that is unless you have something odd going on with your browser settings or you made changes to the login form or code around it causing it. (or you are using frames and dont have some of the targets and what not set correctly)

My guess is that it has to be something you added or did, but I really need to know more to offer more than that.

 

cwilliams38419.7687152778,

There are 8 Access Levels by default.. they work like this.
http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=166& ; ; ;PN=1

Access Levels exist in ASPProtect Version 7 for backward compatibilty for customers using previous versions.

Truth is Groups are the replacement for Access Levels and they are much more powerful and flexible. You can also make as many of them as you want in the admin area.
http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=167& ; ; ;PN=1


On a side note:
We also coded ASPProtect Version 7 so there could technically be as many access levels as you wanted. It's not supported but if you really wanted more Access Levels you would carefully add more Access Levels to the drop down choices when you edit a user. "edit.asp"

I don't know why anyone would want to use Access Levels however when they can use Groups.

cwilliams38433.5546875, I just made a new admin account and I still can not log in using it ?

Did you by chance edit the code by adding LCID info or something like that ? Something is just very wrong. 

The simple example protected pages can not even be logged into ?

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The version of aspbanner you have should not matter.

What you are doing here is wrong.

<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE=" http://www.innovationtools.com/aspbanner/aspbanner/banner_re direct.asp?Banner_ID=25">

PARAM NAME=movie is supposed to link to your ".swf" file.
And thats why all you see is black.

I don't think you quite understood all of that information fully.

Your ".swf" files needs to be coded in FLASH to link to the aspbanner redirect url. You don't change that flash calling code like that.

The ".swf" file links to the aspbanner redirect url which tracks the click and then redirects the user to the Link URL

You basically need to code your ".swf" flash file to go to that aspbanner URL or code your flash file so it can take a parameter for the url it clicks to (like the macromedia article talks about. This has to be done when editing the flash file in the flash editor before the file is saved.

If you dont have access to the original ".swf" to edit it and re-save it.. your out of luck as far as tracking clicks goes

, who knows, thanks for your input, I am further than I was when I started talking to you!,

Confused  Hi, we purched ASP Protect a few months back and had it installed on our hosting company under a "temporary" domain name -- cidrasensors.com

We are now about ready to switch this development site over to production and I need to change the domain from cidrasensors.com to cidra.com

My hosting company wants us to create a new accounting and re-set everyting up.

So...based on this, I have a few questions for you:

1. Do I need to re-install the software? or can I copy from one account to the other?

2. Assuming I can copy the software to the new account - are there changes that will need to be made to point to the new domain?

3. If I decide I wanted to keep the first account alive for development purposes (never turn on the website domain to the public) - would I need to have a seperate ASP Protect license? 

4. If I decided to ask you to do the transfer for us - is that covered in the $20 Installation fee I saw on the web?  

 

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Most likely it is no longer supported on the web server. The web host probably moved you site to a windows 2003 server which does not support cdonts or they stopped running the IIS SMTP server.

You usualy wont get an error..

it is also possible that cdonts is boned up as it is pretty flaky and that tends to happen. For example sometimes the emails it is suppost to send get caught up in the smtp pickup directory and never get sent out until the server is rebooted.

You should really ask the hosting company why cdonts has stopped working. It definetly has nothing to do with the code if it has been working all that time.  If CDONTS still is supportd tell them you emails are in limbo. Ask them to look and see if a bunch of ".eml" files are stuck in the stmp pickup directly and if so to please reboot the server.

lastly:
cdonts has been deprecated and now everyone uses cdosys.
see my article
http://www.powerasp.com/content/new/sending_email_cdosys.asp

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lmao ... ya that has never happend to me before....

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Sorry, I forgot about that when I got hung up on the install problem.

 I'll tackle your explanation now to see if I can get it working. Since I already bought the software I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks

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Your users with Internet Explorer may have received the "Page Expired" error.  For ASPProtect users, it happens when  the user is not logged on and tries to invoke the target page. check_user_inc.asp puts up the login form, and IE sees it as part of the target page.  Any later attempt to Back up and reload from cache gives the errror. 

My solution was, after successful login, instead of falling through the bottom of check_user_inc.asp and running the target page, I issue a re-direct to reload the target page. I also added META tags on the dynamic login form to say no-cache and expire now, so the re-direct really does reload the target page. This time, of course, check_user_inc.asp does not need to put up the login form, and the new target page in cache contains no form at all.  So, IE will not give a Page Expired error when Backing up to it later.

Netscape, and I gather other browsers, do not behave the same way, so I limited the solution to IE.  Also, the solution only works if the target page has no form of its own.

I'm uploading my customized version of check_user_inc.asp that contains this solution.  (In it, I also used the Javascript focus method to place the "cursor" in the Username field when the login form loads.)

2004-11-22_050940_check_user_inc.zip

cwilliams38313.494537037,

I'm using ASPimage and have the maximum width set to 320 in the settings.  Also using SAFileUP ver. 4.0.

Files upload okay, and the script displays a confirmation that the image was resized to 320, but the actual image uploaded is displaying full size rather than reduced to 320.

Also, the thumbnails are not displayed in the Picture Manager. Would indicated ASPImage is not working or the script is not communicating with it.

Suggestions?

lancem38326.9070486111, Well, I had no more trouble after I read the instructions.

The PayPal integration is really neat stuff! WOW!  And the email users function got up and running in a snap... this is an awesome package!

The coolest thing with the user registration is that the account username and password are selected by the user. That is very very nice. Much less typing for me to do.
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Great software.

How easy would it be to copy the email address entered at registration directly into the login id field so that the user's email address is automatically used as the login id? 

Also, where in the code can I turn off the random password generator - I'd rather force people to pick something they can remember themselves.

Thanks,

Nick

, oh, its timing out during the import ??

I didnt know that. I thought you said it was timing out after when you tried to log in.

That changes everything...

Let me start again cause I think I know the problem., issue resolved.. new files did the trick,

The reason is obvious, the file is called aspprotectlogin.aspx. It is self advertising for your product which is against the law for me to do on a government support website such as mine. Every other login system I have come across uses the login.aspx file. If I canít change it I will file with the credit card company and return your product. I do like your product and hope to stay one of your customers. I will let you know, thanks for your help.

, there is no straight answer to a question like that..

I think my code is very easy to figure out and work with...

What your asking all depends on your skills and also what sort of payment processing system/merchant account you go with and what sort of ASP example code they provide you,

Let me put it this way.

My home page (default.asp) is an unprotected page.

When a user that has signed in on another (protected pages) and has the remember me checkbox checked closes the browser cookies should be set for the next time they return.

When the user opens their browser and returns  to my home page (default.asp), I'd like to put a message saying:
Welcome back <%Session ("Username")%>

How is this done?

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Timecard Entry: 3/25/2006 4:55:39 PM

callbacks, billing calls, invoices, 3pm BBQ, slow afternoon, picking up my desk and getting the TIITC project updates to Crispin, On phone w/Lisa about Dynoport database converstion. Explaining what fields they are still missing to make the conversion complete. Install current changes to website., Checking e-mail & voice mail. , Answered the 2 online issues, addmagnetic imaging to listings/, The phone calls were crazy. Evertime I hung up, another would come through and voice mails kept coming in, TakeTheLead.com: text changes about Christmas Party, voicemail, MCCADAM CHEESE, Met with Jim crowley and also mike Looney of Pepsi about dedicated solutions in the Oburg area, Lunch, Respond to emails and voicemails from home, worked on computer at home getting set up with dsl, troubleshooting the G3 in Clayton..., billing, batching, Building Adult Content Filtering Undo file and sending it to a customer. Talking to the customer on the phone, explaining how to use the file. , Switchboard, billing calls, callbacks, Talked with Dave about his new book that he got for ASP and waited for Matt to return with the pink sheets for the rest of the reports, Travel back to Clayton from WHS., 60 to watertown, Go over changes with tom- baldwinsville chamber, go over info with chris on sites- send front page access to randy ffor caskineettteauto- make up list of changes for whites lumber, themoose, lorigereva, cakintte auto- given to tom contact bresseechevy- make changes, Amercian Flea market- chanegs tow ebs ite- work order created, Answered tech related calls and called expiring users. Also worked on the churn reports for Jan. and Feb., Frederic Remington - Main menu showing extra spacing after placing affaliate ad. Couldn't fix the problem so re-installing original code and trying a different approach., Meeting with Times - Demoing SoftPublication and discussing page layout and database issues., Collections, Posted accounts and did a detail of checks and cash for a bank deposit. Customer inquiries, ans. phone, credit card authorizations. and made the bank deposit. Account Receiveable invocies alpha them and matched them up withe the Ouickbook deposit., looking at imcconsultants.com mail issues......bridge router at other building needed to be rebooted, changed some settinging in Bill Delsolars mail handler.,

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