[thelist] ASP Database Problem. Any Ideas?

Eric Engelmann eric at geonetric.com
Mon Sep 25 11:38:55 CDT 2000

Got to append the *values* of your variables to the SQL string. You don't
want to put 'LU' in the database.

SequelFunction = "INSERT INTO Links (LinkURL, LinkName, LinkBlurb,
DateAdded) VALUES ('" & LU & "','" & LN & "','" & LB & "','" & LDA " &')"

Make sure you Replace() any apostrophes, quotes in your form values first
with double apostrophes or double quotes. There's an article on Evolt about
this somewhere. (e.g. if someone puts "It's" in a form field, it'll hose
your SQL string).

Best solution - if you're using SQL server, use a stored procedure.

Also the date might not work depending on how you've got it setup in your db
(string vs date or whatever).

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Okay, here's my code:

LU = Request.Form ("URL")
LN = Request.Form ("prefix")
LB = Request.Form ("blurb")
LDA = Date

Set Connect = Server.CreateObject ("ADODB.Connection")
Connect.Open "Fonto"

SequelFunction = "INSERT INTO Links (LinkURL, LinkName, LinkBlurb,
DateAdded) VALUES (LU, LN, LB, LDA)"

Connect.Execute SequelFunction

And for some reason, it ain't working.  There's a 5th field in the database,
which is an AutoNumber, but here's the error message I'm getting:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e10'

[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Too few parameters. Expected 4.

/addlink.asp, line 20

Ideas, anyone?

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