Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

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Erroring out

OK, obviously this hasn't had a reply in quite a while but here goes:

I'm having an issue with the code posted here, and need some help.

Below is the full test page I'm using, and I'm continually getting a "code 0"/"case 400" error (Bad Request!!):


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

<link href="/_css/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<title>Blah Blah</title>




FirstName= request.form("First_Name") '//Your Contact's First Name

LastName = request.form("Last_Name") '// Contact First name

EmailAddress=request.form("Email_Address") '//Your Contact's Email Address

PhoneNumber=request.form("Phone_Number") '//Your Contact's phone Number

Comments=request.form("Comments") '//Your Contact's Comments

UN = "xxxxxx" '//Your Account Username (real one used)

PW = "xxxxxx" '//Your Account Password (real one used)

OptInSource="ACTION_BY_CUSTOMER" '//The Actoin Type, usually as listed

API_Key = "xxxxxxxxxx" '//Your API Key (real one used)

List_ID="1" '//Your Particular List ID,,1,2,3 & etc. (Default is 1, first user created would be 2, and so on)


Function PostDataToURL(List_ID,FirstName,LastName,EmailAddress,PhoneNumber,Comments,strMethod,UN,PW,API_Key)

Dim lngTimeout

Dim strUserAgentString

Dim intSslErrorIgnoreFlags

Dim blnEnableRedirects

Dim blnEnableHttpsToHttpRedirects

Dim strHostOverride

Dim strLogin

Dim strPassword

Dim strResponseText

Dim objWinHttp

Dim entry

Dim Base_URL

Dim UpdateTimeStamp


lngTimeout = 59000

strUserAgentString = "http_requester/0.1"

intSslErrorIgnoreFlags = 0 ' 13056: ignore all err, 0: accept no err

blnEnableRedirects = True

blnEnableHttpsToHttpRedirects = True

strHostOverride = ""

strLogin = API_Key & "%" & UN

strPassword = PW

UpdateTimeStamp = date()

strPostData="<entry xmlns="""">"&vbcrlf&_

"<title type=""text""> </title>"&vbcrlf&_




"<summary type=""text"">Contact</summary>"&vbcrlf&_

"<content type=""application/vnd.ctct+xml"">"&vbcrlf&_

"<Contact xmlns="""">"&vbcrlf&_








"<ContactList id="""&Base_URL&"lists/"&List_ID&""" />"&vbcrlf&_





Set objWinHttp = Server.CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")

objWinHttp.SetTimeouts lngTimeout, lngTimeout, lngTimeout, lngTimeout

objWinHttp.Open strMethod,Base_URL&"contacts"

If strMethod = "POST" Then

objWinHttp.setRequestHeader "Content-type","application/atom+xml"

End If

If strHostOverride <> "" Then

objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "Host", strHostOverride

End If

objWinHttp.Option(0) = strUserAgentString

objWinHttp.Option(4) = intSslErrorIgnoreFlags

objWinHttp.Option(6) = blnEnableRedirects

objWinHttp.Option(12) = blnEnableHttpsToHttpRedirects

If (strLogin <> "") And (strPassword <> "") Then

objWinHttp.SetCredentials strLogin, strPassword, 0

End If

On Error Resume Next


If Err.Number = 0 Then

If objWinHttp.Status = "200" Then

PostDataToURL = objWinHttp.ResponseText


select case objWinHttp.Status

case "409"

PostDataToURL="2"&vbtab&":Contact Already Exists"

case "201"

PostDataToURL="1"&vbtab&":Contact Successfully added"

case "400"

'This is where the page errors out ALL the time...

PostDataToURL="0"&vbtab&":Bad Request!! Check Submitted Data: "

case else

PostDataToURL = "0"&vbtab&":" & objWinHttp.Status & " " &objWinHttp.StatusText

end select

End If


PostDataToURL = "Error " & Err.Number & " " & Err.Source & " " & _


End If

On Error GoTo 0

Set objWinHttp = Nothing

End Function





Previous page is passing everything correctly, as all variables are filling in right - here's the passing page's (include) code:

<form id="Form1" name="Form1" method="post" action="/includes/formNEW.asp">

<input type="text" id="First_Name" name="First_Name" maxlength="255" value="First Name" onfocus=";" />

<input type="text" id="Last_Name" name="Last_Name" maxlength="255" value="Lastt Name" onfocus=";" />

<input type="text" id="Email_Address" name="Email_Address" maxlength="255" value="E-mail address" onfocus=";" />

<input type="text" id="Phone_Number" name="Phone_Number" maxlength="255" value="Phone Number" onfocus=";" />

<textarea id="Comments" name="Comments" maxlength="255" onfocus=";" />Your Message</textarea>

<input id="btnSubmit" name="btnSFSubmit" type="submit" value="" />


Anyone have any thoughts?  I'm at a loss, and client wants this DONE (as always)...  Thanks!

CTCT Employee

Re: Erroring out

I have copied your sample code and ran it on my localhost and was able to use it to successfully create a few different contacts. The only modifications that I made were adding in my credentials, and changing to form action to the same page (as the form and PostDataToURL functions are on the same page for me). Your XML looks correct and and your page returned the message "1 :Contact Successfully added" as expected. I wish I could provide you with some more feedback, but I am not a VBScript expert and everything worked as intended.

David J

Occasional Participant

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

Old thread, I know, but has anyone successfully implemented this in asp?  Could you please provide the code?  I'm getting the same error results using the code above, and I don't know enough about asp (particularly this WinHttp posting method) to figure it out.  I've been combing through the code for hours, scoured the forums, and got nothing.  I realize asp might be a dying language, but come on!

Occasional Participant

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

I have been trying to make the above code work for the whole day and finally I realized the problem is not the code. The code works. 


I have been running the ASP code on IIS 7.x   It works perfectly on IIS6.0 but you can make it work on IIS 7 (Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 server) if you create a separate application pool with the following charactertistics:  AspAppPool (32bits,integrated,no managed code) for the script you are running.




I'll post a sample ASP code that adds, deletes and update a contact once I get this implemented.



Occasional Participant

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

That would be fantastic!  Thank you! 

Occasional Participant

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

@JeffR680 wrote:

I'll post a sample ASP code that adds, deletes and update a contact once I get this implemented.

Jeff, thank a million for sharing - any updates on this?


Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

This might help for users trying to do Post (new email), PUT (update email).  So, if an e-mail is already in the system this version will go GET the id of the e-mail then GET the contact lists it belongs to.  Once you have the contact lists they belong to you can add the additional list(s) you want them to belong to and update the contact.  If the e-mail does not exist in the system, then it simply does what others have referenced for the POST method.


Trying to get the .asp script to attach to this forum post, so if it isn't there when you look, come back later as I'm currently on the phone with them trying to get an attachment to show.

CTCT Employee

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

Are you all set here?  Instead of attachments, we usually recommend hosting the file elsewhere (like you did on github) and then linking to it.


Best Regards,

Shannon W.

API Support Specialist


Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

Elijah embedded the code in the post.  Should be all set now.

Occasional Participant

Re: Classic ASP Sample Code Needed

For the Classic ASP API, we did lists 1,2,3 etc..because that is how the "PUT" is done "list1,list2,list3"'s not done by list id that I can see so somehow we have to coordinate the ids and names we are pulling to the form with the list indexes in the PUT. Ie, if you have 5 lists and they are list1,list2,list3,list4,list5 and then you delete list4 and add another list is it now

list1,list2,list3,list4,list5 or list1,list2,list3,list5,list6?  Does it reclaim the index?

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