[thelist] BIIIIIG tables - HTML or ASP Limitation?

Ryan Mayberry Ryan at applicor.com
Wed Apr 4 15:40:33 CDT 2001

Perhaps the time out is on the server side. ASP scripts are given a default
length of time they are allowed to run.  I have had my scripts time out many
times. Each time I have to get the SysAdmin to increase the length of time
scripts are allowed to run.

This time can also be set at the beginning of the script, but the syntax
escapes me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Luther, Ron [mailto:Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 2:23 PM
To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org'
Subject: [thelist] BIIIIIG tables - HTML or ASP Limitation?

Hi Gang,

I think this is a "common" problem.  You run an ASP report. It tries to
bring back a 35,000 record recordset ... and it simply "times out" in the
user's browser.

I just shot off my mouth this afternoon theorizing that this is a browser
limitation trying to render a table with "too many" rows ... and not an
inherent limitation in using ASP to process a dataset.

The difference is important to me because, if I'm guessing rightly, I should
be able to work some "mime-type" magic, write the ASP recordset to a file as
... say .... Excel or CSV ... and then link to the file and have things all
work nicely together.  [All in-house intranet where all my users have IE and
MS office.]

Am I close to the mark? ... or do I need to pick up a case of Tabasco sauce
to wash down all the crow I'm gonna have to eat?


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