Posting result to a webpage RRS feed

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  • User756459238 posted

    I have a web page which allows a user to enter a Student ID. When the user enters the ID then clicks a button to lookup the details of their account. The information is looked up from a database table. I want the results to post back to the page. What I have found is that the page post back seems to occur before the ID information is looked up.  If the user then re-enters the student id a second time and clicks the lookup button again , then the results post in the web page form. How do I get the page to post the results of the lookup after the first lookup. Thanks 


    Saturday, November 16, 2019 2:50 AM


  • User756459238 posted

     My apologies for your time. I had wrapped the student info portion of this page in a formview control. The initial mode was InsertItemTemplate, but I did not create a EditItemTemplate after the lookup. Problem solved.

    Thanks for your time.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:02 AM

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  • User475983607 posted

    You wrote a bug.  We can't provide debugging support without the code.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:14 PM
  • User756459238 posted

    Protected Sub IDLookupButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    ' This module will attempt to lookup the student record from the table _FDMembers
    ' If a record is found, that information will be placed in the Web page.
    ' The user can only accept the information or clear it.
    ' The student cannot update thier information in this portion of the program,
    ' since it is unsecured, except for the email at the bottom
         Dim MessageLabel As New Label
         MessageLabel = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Messagelabel"), Label)

         Dim ID As New TextBox
         ID = CType(FormView1.FindControl("IDtextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim StudentID As String
         StudentID = ID.Text.ToString

         Dim Orgdropdown As New DropDownList
         Orgdropdown = CType(FormView1.FindControl("OrgDropDownList"), DropDownList)

         Dim OrgPlaceholder As New PlaceHolder
         OrgPlaceholder = CType(FormView1.FindControl("OrgPlaceholder"), PlaceHolder)

         Dim Orgtextbox As New TextBox
         Orgtextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Orgtextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim FirstTextbox As New TextBox
         FirstTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Firsttextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim LastTextbox As New TextBox
         LastTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Lasttextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim AddressTextbox As New TextBox
         AddressTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Addresstextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim CityTextbox As New TextBox
         CityTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Citytextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim StateTextbox As New TextBox
         StateTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("Statetextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim ZipTextBox As New TextBox
         ZipTextBox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("ZipTextbox"), TextBox)

         Dim ContactNumberTextbox As New TextBox
         ContactNumberTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("ContactNumbertextbox"), TextBox)

        Dim DOBTextbox As New TextBox
        DOBTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("DOBtextbox"), TextBox)

        Dim EMailTextbox As New TextBox
        EMailTextbox = CType(FormView1.FindControl("EMailtextbox"), TextBox)

        Dim ShowRegisteredbutton As Button
        ShowRegisteredbutton = CType(FormView1.FindControl("ShowRegisteredbutton"), Button)

        Dim DBConnection As New Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=|DataDirectory|vwd.mdb")
        Dim SelectString As String

        Dim DBConnection2 As New Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=|DataDirectory|StudentInfo.mdb")

        Session("OrgID") = Nothing
        Session("OrgName") = Nothing
        Orgdropdown.SelectedValue = "00000"
        FirstTextbox.Text = Nothing
        LastTextbox.Text = Nothing
        DOBTextbox.Text = Nothing
        AddressTextbox.Text = Nothing
        CityTextbox.Text = Nothing
        StateTextbox.Text = Nothing
        ZipTextBox.Text = Nothing
        ContactNumberTextbox.Text = Nothing
        EMailTextbox.Text = Nothing
        Session("StudentID") = StudentID
        Session("IDtextbox") = ID.Text.ToString

        ' Lookup ID in FDMembers table, if found, autofill registration form
        SelectString = "SELECT * FROM [_FDMembers] Where [StudentID] = ?"
        Dim DBCommand As Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand = New Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(SelectString, DBConnection)
        DBCommand.Parameters.Add("@p1", Data.OleDb.OleDbType.VarChar).Value = StudentID
        Dim DBReader As Data.OleDb.OleDbDataReader = DBCommand.ExecuteReader(Data.CommandBehavior.Default)
        If DBReader.HasRows Then
          While DBReader.Read()
            If DBReader("OrgID") = "99999" Then
                ' Other Org
                OrgPlaceholder.Visible = True
                Orgtextbox.Text = DBReader("Organization")
                 Orgtextbox.Text = Nothing
                 OrgPlaceholder.Visible = False
            End If
            Orgdropdown.SelectedValue = DBReader("OrgID").ToString
            Session("OrgID") = DBReader("OrgID").ToString
            Session("OrgName") = DBReader("Organization").ToString
            Orgtextbox.Text = Session("OrgName")
            FirstTextbox.Text = DBReader("FirstName").ToString
            Session("Firstname") = DBReader("FirstName").ToString
            LastTextbox.Text = DBReader("LastName").ToString
            Session("Lastname") = DBReader("LastName").ToString
            DOBTextbox.Text = FormatDateTime(DBReader("DOB"), DateFormat.ShortDate)
            Session("DOB") = FormatDateTime(DBReader("DOB"), DateFormat.ShortDate)
            AddressTextbox.Text = DBReader("HomeAddress").ToString
            Session("Address") = DBReader("HomeAddress").ToString
            CityTextbox.Text = DBReader("HomeCity").ToString
            Session("City") = DBReader("HomeCity").ToString
            StateTextbox.Text = DBReader("HomeState").ToString
            Session("State") = DBReader("HomeState").ToString
            ZipTextBox.Text = DBReader("HomeZip").ToString
            Session("Zip") = DBReader("HomeZip").ToString
            ContactNumberTextbox.Text = DBReader("ContactNumber").ToString
            Session("Contact") = DBReader("ContactNumber").ToString
            EMailTextbox.Text = DBReader("EMail").ToString
            Session("Email") = DBReader("EMail").ToString
            MessageLabel.Text = "Verify the information below refers to you. Update as needed, then click the Register button."
            MessageLabel.Visible = True
            Orgdropdown.Enabled = True
            FirstTextbox.ReadOnly = True
            LastTextbox.ReadOnly = True
            DOBTextbox.ReadOnly = True
            AddressTextbox.Enabled = True
            CityTextbox.Enabled = True
            StateTextbox.Enabled = True
            ZipTextBox.Enabled = True
            ContactNumberTextbox.Enabled = True
            If Not Session("OrgName") = "" Then
                ShowRegisteredbutton.Visible = True
            End If
        End While

    ' StudentID not found

        MessageLabel.Text = "No match found for the ID entered. " _
        & "Select HELP button for more info on the StudentID. After filling-in all text boxes, select the REGISTER button."
        MessageLabel.Visible = True
        ' Hide the button which hides the ID info message if its visible
        Dim InfoPlaceholder As New PlaceHolder
        InfoPlaceholder = CType(FormView1.FindControl("InfoPlaceHolder"), PlaceHolder)
        InfoPlaceholder.Visible = True
    End If
    '-- Close the data reader and database connection

    Catch ex As Exception
        Dim Errstr As String = ex.Message.ToString()
        ' Send an email to the programmer so this error can be resolved.
         Dim ErrMsg As String
         ErrMsg = "Error in Course Register in IDLookupButton_Click. The Student " & Session("StudentID") & ":"
         ErrMsg = ErrMsg & " registering for the Course "
         ErrMsg = ErrMsg & Session("CourseName") & " caused an exception error on " & Now() & "."
         ErrMsg = ErrMsg & vbCrLf & Errstr
    End Try

    End Sub

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:11 PM
  • User756459238 posted

    I posted the code but it needs moderator approval before it will post.

    The page this code belongs to displays a Course that a student selected to attend which will be taught by the NE State Fire Marshal Training Division. When the user selects a course this page displays the course info on the right side of the page and the student registration info on the left. If the student has prev registered for a course, their info can be looked--up, which is what the code I posted performs. If the student is not in the system, they can enter their info and click the Register button. If the Student info is found, then that data is displayed and the user can then click the Register button to complete the registration. The Registration page can be viewed after you click the Registration button for any course at this link https://nebraskasfmtd.ne.gov/Courses/Courses_Avail.aspx



    Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:24 PM
  • User288213138 posted

    Hi DennisMiller,

    What I have found is that the page post back seems to occur before the ID information is looked up

    From your code, i can't reproduce your question, because of only a click event in your code.

    Please post more details code about your question. how did you set you postback event?

    Best regards,


    Monday, November 18, 2019 11:42 AM
  • User753101303 posted


    "before the ID information is looked up"

    It seems your lookup button does a postback. If you mean you have another postback prior to that could it be that you have an AutoPostBak on this TextBox input field for example? Try F12 Network which should help to understand when exactly and how his extra postback is triggered.

    IMO don't look at your code too early. Use rather debugging tools to see what happens exactly and then you can better narrow down where to look to see what causes the exact behavior you see.

    Monday, November 18, 2019 12:02 PM
  • User756459238 posted

    Thanks for the feedback

    The postback event does nothing on a postback but if it is not a post back I set the OrgId to (Select an Organization)

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
    If not Page.IsPostBack Then
         ' This is the first time the page is loaded, so  set OrgID to (Select)     
         Dim OrgDropDownList As New DropDownList
         OrgDropDownList = CType(FormView1.FindControl("OrgDropDownList"), DropDownList)

         OrgDropDownList.SelectedValue = "00000" 
    End If

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:19 AM
  • User756459238 posted

     My apologies for your time. I had wrapped the student info portion of this page in a formview control. The initial mode was InsertItemTemplate, but I did not create a EditItemTemplate after the lookup. Problem solved.

    Thanks for your time.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:02 AM