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Create Word on the Server
Active Server Pages allow for the easy ability to create dynamic views of your data on a web server, but you can also create word and excel documents on the server. This can be particularly useful if you wish to distribute your information on CD or in document form. The following example will utilize our state info db. After reading the contents of the db instead of writing output to the browser html text is written to the server with the .doc file extension. The first seven observations (state) will have their own dynamically created word document with its corresponding info displayed as well. A table of contents page is also created (in the browser) for easy navigation around all the word documents. The current time (server time) is also added to show that all the word documents are created dynamically.
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<title> Word on Server)</title>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
' Name of the access db being queried

' Connection string to the access db
cn="DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};"
cn=cn & "DBQ=" & server.mappath(accessdb)

' Create a server recordset object
Set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")

' Query the states table from the state_info db
sql = "select state,statename,capital,year,order from states "

' Execute the sql
rs.Open sql, cn

' Move to the first record

' For net loop to create seven word documents from the record set
' change this to "do while not rs.eof" to output all the records
' and the corresponding next should be changed to loop also

for documents= 1 to 7
' Creates a text file on the server with the state abbreviation
' as the name for the ouput document
file_being_created= rs("state") & ".doc"

' create a file system object
set fso = createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")

' create the text file - true will overwrite any previous files
Set act = fso.CreateTextFile(server.mappath(file_being_created), true)

' Writes the db output to a .doc file in the same directory
act.WriteLine("<html><title>" & rs("statename") & " State Info)</title>")
act.WriteLine("<body bgcolor='#FFFFFF'> " )
act.WriteLine("State: " & rs("statename") & "<br>" )
act.WriteLine("Abbreviaton: " & rs("state") & "<br>" )
act.WriteLine("Capital: " & rs("capital") & "<br>")
act.WriteLine("Entered the Union in "& rs("year") & "<br>")
act.WriteLine("Number in order of entrance into the Union "& rs("order") & "<br>")
act.WriteLine("Page created on: " & now ())

' close the object

' Writes the links to the newly created pages in the browser
response.write "<a href='" & rs("state") & ".doc'>" & rs("statename") & "</a> (.doc) &nbsp;" & now() & "<br>"

' move to the next record

' return to the top of the for - next loop
' change this to "loop" to output all the records
' and the corresponding for statement above should be changed also




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