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Adding a Search page to your site with ASP

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The associated download includes two files you can place on your site to add a search functionality to your site:
  1. Search.html is a simple web form asking for the search criteria.  Upon submission, the search request is sent to search.asp.
  2. Search.asp contains code which performs the following:
    • Iterate through each file of a particular directory (we'll use the root web directory for this example, although you can change it quite easily)
    • Open each file and read its contents into a string variable
    • Search that string variable for any occurrences of the text string entered by the user in the form in Search.asp
    • If there is a match, display a link to that particular file

You can modify these in your html editor of choice in order to change the formatting, look, and feel to match your overall site.


Downloads Associated With This Article : Search page in ASP