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bobby131313
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USA
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Posted - 24 February 2008 :  17:43:35  Show Profile  Visit bobby131313's Homepage
Is it possible?

I'm working on a site to display auctions. I have some variables that I set for example the seller ID...

SELLER="JoeBlow"

Now the directory name that the files reside in is /JoeBlow/.

Can I grab that on the fly somehow so I can eliminate this manual step of assigning this variable to the prep for a new gallery?

Thanks in advance!

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phy1729
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USA
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Posted - 24 February 2008 :  17:56:50  Show Profile
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SELLER = Request.QueryString("SELLER")
? If this is going to the file system make sure to strip out slashes.
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bobby131313
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Posted - 24 February 2008 :  20:58:18  Show Profile  Visit bobby131313's Homepage
Well, if the url is...

http://forum.snitz.com/forum/topic.asp

I want the variable to be set as forum. The deepest directory in the url, so ....

http://forum.snitz.com/forum/board/topic.asp

would be set to board

Possible?

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phy1729
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Posted - 24 February 2008 :  21:20:05  Show Profile
Maybe with Regex. [.]*/([^/]+)/[^/]+ I think. There is probably a better way.

Edited by - phy1729 on 24 February 2008 21:20:54
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bobby131313
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Posted - 24 February 2008 :  21:28:26  Show Profile  Visit bobby131313's Homepage
This code, that shaggy helped me with a while ago...

dim SELLER :SELLER = replace(mid(request.servervariables("script_name"),instrrev(request.servervariables("script_name"),"/")+1),".asp","")

returns the file name only, without the extension.

I have a page set up that shows the variable on it, I keep playing with it, uploading, and looking to see what I get. But I'll be dammed if I can get it right.

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cgcarter1
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Posted - 01 April 2008 :  13:02:57  Show Profile
If you break the code out... you are (I think) going the wrong way with the mid()....
The instrrev gives you the first occurance of a string within another (by position) and starts at the end of the string.

So for instance you have filepath = C:\Downloads\forums\topic.asp
your instrrev variable is set to instrrev(filepath,"\", ".asp")
Well going backwards the first occurance of \ is right before the t in topic.asp...
Then your mid() is set to find the middle of \ right before the t in topic to .asp...
Which will give you the filename...

Very Very basic.. you need something like...
pathposition = instrrev(request.servervariables("script_name"),"/") - 1
path = left(request.servervariables("script_name"),pathposition)
directoryposition = instrrev(path,"/")
directory = right(path,directoryposition)

directory would then be your lowest directory on the tree.

OR - I could be completely wrong...
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Shaggy
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Ireland
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Posted - 01 April 2008 :  13:16:29  Show Profile
Here you go:
strScript=request.servervariables("script_name")
strScript=lcase(mid(strScript,instrrev(strScript,"/")+1))
strDirectory=request.servervariables("script_name")
strDirectory=left(strDirectory,len(strDirectory)-len(strScript)-1)
strDirectory=lcase(mid(strDirectory,instrrev(strDirectory,"/")+1))

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cgcarter1
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Posted - 01 April 2008 :  14:37:58  Show Profile
I just reread what I wrote... and I meant very very basic as in a very very rough draft of code...
Not that the code was easy...
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Shaggy
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Ireland
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Posted - 10 April 2008 :  04:43:20  Show Profile
Another way to do it would be to create an array from the Script_Name variable, like so:

arrDirectories=split(request.servervariables("script_name"),"/")

That would give you the following array:

"","Directory","SubDirectory1", ... ,"SubDirectoryN","file.ext"

So, from a URI like http://domain.tld/seller/joeblow/gallery.asp, your array would be:

"","seller","joeblow","gallery.asp"


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bobby131313
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Posted - 10 April 2008 :  13:14:50  Show Profile  Visit bobby131313's Homepage
Thanks everyone, I won't get to play with this again for a little bit. One of my affiliate partners just changed thier link structure and I have until the end of the month to change and test probably close to 100K links or a good paycheck stops.

I am grateful, and I'll try this as soon as I can. Thanks!

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Shaggy
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Ireland
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Posted - 11 April 2008 :  04:27:35  Show Profile
You're welcome Forgot to mention that if you'd prefer your first directory to be given the 0th position in the array, just remove the first character from the script_name variable using the "right" function.

By the way,I'd recommend creating that link dynamically from now on so you can easily make any changes to it in the future without having to find and modify +/-100000 individual links


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