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Automating the execution of a function in ASP

Submitted on: 1/5/2015 11:40:00 AM
By: Anthony J. Biondo Jr (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages)
Views: 1014
     Did you ever want to be able to automate certain tasks in your asp application? I know I have written a lot of applications where I said, “I wish that I could automatically delete the old records in this forum” or “I wish old greeting cards can be archived and deleted”. Some people may suggest just embedding the delete in a page that a lot of users visit. I am a big opponent of adding extra overhead on a web server/application. If we executed a delete every time a person visited your homepage we would be adding extra transactions against the database we do not need. The approach I took was to make it possible to execute code on a timed basis, for example: once an hour, once a day… This way we have these extra transactions staggered instead of occurring each time a user hits your homepage, thus giving you the same results with less overhead.
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