Classic ASP Active Server Pages Examples, code, tutorials, scriptsGet date and time in such a way that it can be made part of a file name:


gives you 6_29_2016_14_24 which may be useful for naming files that are created on-the-fly.

Isolate a file name away from its path or extension or strip a path from a file name or strip characters from database field

(Note: I find this code does it better because it handles both 3 letter and 4 letter file extensions.)

Here is a bit of handy code that I have used over and over for different purposes. See the original code by Scott Campbell.  This code is so useful that I am publishing it here for my own convenience, to make it easy to find when I need it again.

Here is an example of what the code can do:

/home/saddle_bridle_racks/asp/contact.asp -- this is a file path or can be a file path in a database field
41 - the total number of characters in the string above
str3b is 11 or the total number of characters in the filename without the path (contact.asp)
strExt - is the file name isolated from the path contact.asp





Here it is with a bit of modification as I used it in one of my projects. The first line is to avoid an error due to the fact that "overall" does not have a file extension such as .asp after it.

if NOT x_counterpage = "overall" then

dim strFileName, str3, str3b, strExt

strFileName = x_counterpage 'Getting the filename from our database and setting the string contents.
intHowLong = Len(strFileName) 'Getting the number of character contained within the filename.
str3b = intHowLong - 30
str3 = intHowLong - intHowLong + 3 'Subtracting the number of characters then adding 3. This is effectively removing the filename and leaving only the extension.
strExt = Right(strFilename, str3b)

'response.write strFileName &"<br>"
'response.write intHowLong &"<br>"

'response.write "str3b" & str3b &"<br>"

'response.write "strExt" & strExt &"<br>"

end if

Here is the same code, used for a different purpose, to tell the script to display a link to an html page if the file extension is .htm or to display an image if not:

dim strFileName, str3, strExt

strFileName = strFieldValue 'Getting the filename from our database and setting the string contents.
intHowLong = Len(strFileName) 'Getting the number of character contained within the filename.
str3 = intHowLong - intHowLong + 3 'Subtracting the number of characters then adding 3. This is effectively removing the filename and leaving only the extension.
strExt = Right(strFilename, str3) 'Isolating the extension (the last three characters of strFileName) from the filename.

If strExt = "htm" Then
Response.Write "<a href=javascript:popUp('../horse-show/videos/" & strFileName & "')><img src=../horse-show/images/video.jpg></a>"


Response.Write("<a href=javascript:popUp('" & newStr & "')>" & "<img src=../scripts/showfiles/thumbs/TH_" & newStr & ">")

End If
End IF



This can be used to dynamically calculate the user's folder path and may reduce the need for manual customization in some of your scripts.

Click here to test and view.

Click here to see how to use it with ASPjpeg


--Lil at
I use and recommend ASPMaker


Lewis Moten's code for isolating file extensions, etc., copied from


' for :File/Path/Extension Stripping
Copyright (c) 1999, Lewis Moten. All rights reserved.
' Name: File/Path/Extension Stripping
' Description:These routines can strip a
' file name from a path, a directory from
' a path, and an extension from a path. Th
' ey can also determine the parent directo
' ry path. They are fairly simple routines
' that I use in misc. places.
' By: Lewis E. Moten III
' Inputs:None
' Returns:None
'Side Effects:None
'This code is copyrighted and has limite
' d warranties.
'Please see http://www.Planet-Source-Cod
' vb/scripts/ShowCode.htm
'for details.

' ---------------------------------------
Function ParentDirectory(ByVal asDirectory)
If Len(asDirectory) = 0 Then Exit Function
asDirectory = Replace(asDirectory, "/", "\")
If Right(asDirectory, 1) = "\" Then
asDirectory = Left(asDirectory, Len(asDirectory) - 1)
End If
If asDirectory = "" Then Exit Function
If InStr(1, asDirectory, "\") = 0 Then Exit Function
asDirectory = Left(asDirectory, InStrRev(asDirectory, "\"))
ParentDirectory = asDirectory
End Function
' ---------------------------------------
Function CurrentDirectory()
CurrentDirectory = StripDirectory(Request.ServerVariables("PATH_TRANSLATED"))
' CurrentDirectory = Server.MapPath("/")
End Function
' ---------------------------------------
Function StripDirectory(ByVal asPath)
If asPath = "" Then Exit Function
asPath = Replace(asPath, "/", "\")
If InStr(1, asPath, "\") = 0 Then Exit Function
asPath = Left(asPath, InStrRev(asPath, "\"))
StripDirectory = asPath
End Function
' ---------------------------------------
Function StripFileName(ByVal asPath)
If asPath = "" Then Exit Function
asPath = Replace(asPath, "/", "\")
If InStr(asPath, "\") = 0 Then Exit Function
If Right(asPath, 1) = "\" Then Exit Function

StripFileName = Right(asPath, Len(asPath) - InStrRev(asPath, "\"))
End Function
' ---------------------------------------
Function StripFileExt(sFileName)' works for both 3 letter and 4 letter file extensions
If sFileName = "" Then Exit Function
If InStr(1, sFileName, ".") = 0 Then Exit Function
StripFileExt = Right(sFileName, Len(sFileName) - InStrRev(sFileName, ".") + 1)
End Function
' ---------------------------------------


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Quick 'n  easy  dirty PHP script code wizard-generator

Zenphoto RSS XML feed used as data source for javascript slide show with PHP

Classic ASP to archive emails into database and save attached files to folder

PHP Image GD for thumbnails and image resizing with pathing for Windows servers

ODBC database connections for Microsoft Access MDB files with Windows 7: solution posted on this forum.

HTML5 embedded video player "Projekktor" completely skinnable with hyperlinked watermark

Edit web.config to allow Windows iis7 server to handle mp4 files or other mime types as needed

URL rewrite or make friendly URLs for iis7 Windows Server 2008 by editing your web.config file


Use PHP to zip folders for backing up a website

Use PHP to archive emails in database and save attached files to folder

Use PHP with json to check how many hits left on Twitter API

PHP get single record from Access database without catchable fatal error message

PHP to make a bot to send automatic Twitter status updates with Abraham Williams' PHP Oauth Twitter Library

A way to use the PHP Oauth Twitter Library with your Classic ASP scripts for sending status updates

Get user's IP address location for your form results

Tutorial for registering an application with Twitter

Update your Twitter status with Classic ASP and Oauth seamlessly and invisibly without having to login to Twitter. Send status updates programmatically from a web page. PHP example too.

CLASSIC ASP: Cache your Twitter tweets in a database to keep your Twitter xml requests within the rate limit of 350 per hour / PHP VERSION

PHP: Use json to fetch Twitter followers' profiles

Index files content and insert into database for faster searches

Classic ASP with Ajax: secure URL check

Classic ASP with Ajax: referer check

Classic ASP with Ajax: a solution to the ampersand problem in querystrings

Very Simple Star Rating System for Classic ASP

Star Rating System uses CSS and JS adapated for Classic ASP from Yvo Schaap PHP script

XMLhttp with ASP to fetch and save photos from Photobucket account through RSS XML. Can be adapted for Youtube videos to import data to database.

NET image resize can be used to make thumbnails for Classic ASP

Track site visitors, get their ip address geographical data, count page views with Classic ASP

Javascript slideshow with Classic ASP to load image details dynamically from database photos table

Classic ASP with Ajax for rotating banners without page refresh and XML file converted to recordset as banner database
--Variation of the above but fetching a REMOTE XML file as the database
--Variation checks for secure URL and builds absolute URL and makes offsite banner links open in new window

True inline edit Classic ASP datagrid table database edit updating with Ajax SIMPLE EASY without page refresh!

Use Ajax with Classic ASP to preview data then update form with javascript url write

Yvo Schaap's easy inline edit Ajax: an example of using it to inline edit multiple rows of records in Classic ASP

Use Classic ASP to send text messages SMS from your website (Also shows how to use xmlhttp to post form data)

Ajax with Classic ASP for seamless, no page reload database record insertion

Nested SQL Statements to make temporary column names

Multiple records per row with paging

Display multiple records per row

Get ID of newly inserted record, Classic ASP, Access Database

Javascript timer with ASP to keep track of time expired until login expires / timeout session is up

Multiple Javascript event functions triggered from single form onsubmit

Get Querystring key names along with querystring variables

These are out of date but may still be of interest:

ASP Youtube Downloader  Version FOUR
All ASP code. Allows user client side downloads of Youtube videos. You have the option to allow files to be saved directly to your site also.
ASP/PHP video downloader (Works better than ASP for large files)

Use ASP to dynamically parse a Youtube XML playlist to render to html.

Zip up an archive file of your site for backup if you need to restore website with ASP and free Zip Component.

Zip all files in a folder into an archive or backup file dynamically by specific file extension.

Sanitize or clean price cost field for database insertion or display.

Javascript image dimensions and image file size preview.

Put recordset into array, assign keys to the records then use record associated with specific array key as a variable elsewhere.

Access Database Interface Generator Wizard to read your table and field names and to create a table display.

Combining dropdown selection box menu with dynamic ASP database page.

How to redirect user to original page they tried to view before logging, after they are logged in.

Previous/Current/Next Records, or Buddy Ring Script

Custom ASP 404 page not found error script: can also be used for URL rewriting

ASP Example: Combine ASP with Javascript for popup windows
dynamically sized to image dimensions.

ASP Example: How to use ASPJPEG to create thumbnails
Click for free Highly recommended thumbnailer for which you don't need Server access (doesn't seem to work on Windows Server 2008)

ASPjpeg: How to re-scale aspect ratio of thumbnails by height instead of width.

ASP Example: What if your host has an older version of ASPJPEG that doesn't support gifs?

Select Count Distinct Records for Access Database

Upload Image to folder and insert filename into database

Get date in such a way that it can be made part of a file name

Isolate a file name away from its path or extension or strip a path from a file name or strip characters from database field

User-customized on-the-fly stylesheet css files

Enhanced Page Hits Counter (also counts downloads and menu link hits)

Loop through array and compare to string with select case

Aphabetical Paging for your ASP scripts

Web Wiz Guide's Site Searcher Script modified as a file content indexer

Let Users Select How Many Records to View

Access Database for your PayPal IPN scripts

Miscellaneous collected code

From Classic ASP to PHP

You don't have to be a genius, just persistent, to write original Active Server Pages scripts

BuildApp - great old Classic ASP script generator!

Software Recommendation: bare_bones_no_bells_and_whistles_asp_code_generator_database_interface_maker (For PHP I recommend EasyGen.)

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