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Updating the phpBB DB via ASP

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:32 pm
by Dj NaSh

I'm a programmer in ASP (don't know PHP),
and I need to replace certain strings in some of the posts in my phpBB forum.

So, I have written an ASP script,
that reads the requested posts from the MySQL DB to a RecordSet,
analyzes the results, and finally updates those specific records.

The problem is:
While calling the recordset via
RS.Open SQL, ForumConnString, 2, 2

I get:
"Current Recordset does not support updating. This may be a limitation of the provider, or of the selected locktype."

Does anyone know how do I open the DB for updating using the ASP recordset?


Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:36 pm
by Black Fluffy Lion
moved to MOD writers discussion, though you probably won't get much help there for an ASP problem. I'd suggest that you post at a forum dedicated to ASP instead :)

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:41 pm
by Dj NaSh
You should set up a "phpBB for ASP users forum", it seems there are a lot of us... :P

in general,
I was wondering what are the locktypes that are used in the PHP code,
to connect to the DB,
so that maybe I could translate it to ASP...

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:28 pm
by Dj NaSh
Okay, problem solved.

I thought this was the DB was probably unreachable beyond the scope of the forum's PHP code, but I was wrong...

Just a stupid confusion between two different RecordSet objects, that one was writeable, and the other read-only...

Thanks anyhow!

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:06 pm
by wGEric
Dj NaSh wrote: You should set up a "phpBB for ASP users forum", it seems there are a lot of us... :P

I'm not trying to be rude but why? phpBB is written in PHP so having an ASP forum here makes no sense at all.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:09 pm
by afterlife_69
never know.. could have aspBB instead of phpBB

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:11 pm
by wGEric
But this is phpBB not aspBB ...

There was a fork of phpBB being written in ASP. I don't know what happened to it.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:27 am
by Dj NaSh
To tell you the truth,
I'm sad that I wrote a whole site in ASP,
because as I slowly discover, PHP is a MUCH better language...

I was young, I didn't know much,
someone told me to start learning ASP, so I did it...

And now I have a full site in ASP with an extension of a phpBB forum...
Just think of all the workarounds I have to make, to make the forum fit nicely inside the site... :?

I just noticed there were others who posted questions regarding this subject...

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:02 am
by smithy_dll
ASP is no longer maintained by Microsoft Corp, all users are strongly advised to use

I have a small amount of assemblies written which allow interoperability between phpBB sessions and You can find it here:

They are incomplete.

I was at one stage working on a fork of phpBB to asp and soon after, but that collapsed and I haven't worked on for a number of years.