ASP: dynamic checkbox generation

UMRA features quite easy integration with IIS through the use of a COM object, which makes it very easy to send request to and receive information from UMRA. The only thing we need to do when creating a web interface for UMRA is to feed the correct information to an UMRA project.

Code samples:
Set Umra = Server.CreateObject(“UmraCom.Umra”)
RetVal = Umra.Connect(“SRV01”, 56814)
RetVal = Umra.SetVariableText(“%input%”, input)
RetVal = Umra.ExecuteProjectScript(“my-project”)
RetVal = Umra.GetVariableText(“%my-status%”, status)

The above code snippet creates an UMRA object, connects to the UMRA service, then feeds some information, executes an UMRA project and then gets the status back from the service.

Challenge on creating dynamic ASP pages:
Ever had trouble creating an ASP page with a variable amount of checkboxes, depending on a database or an Active Directory query? There are easy ways to generate the checkboxes on the page and to dynamically handle the user interaction results. The trick is to generate numbered checkboxes and set the value to the data you want to be processed. The only thing you have to do to handle the submit is query all checkboxes and their values to get the data you need.

Geschreven door:

Arnout van der Vorst

Arnout van der Vorst is Identity Management Architect bij Tools4ever en al ruim 10 jaar in dienst. Arnout legt zich als Architect toe op het bedenken en ontwikkelen van nieuwe features, oplossingen en diensten van Tools4ever die aansluiten op de vraag uit de markt. Arnout studeerde Hogere Informatica aan de Hogeschool van Utrecht.