Retrieving data via an HTML document through IIS

How do you retrieve data in a specific SQL 2000 (Server) table via an HTML document passing through an IIS Web server (or where is there information on this - I can connect & retrieve via VB6)?

You write an ASP script that issues a select * against the table you want. Below is an example from one of my websites. It isn't pretty and there aren't any vast secrets in here either.

 <%@ Language=VBScript %> <% Option Explicit Response.Buffer = true '************************************************************ 'Page Name: /checklist.asp 'Purpose: Dynamically generates a series checklist 'Creation Date: 12/14/2001 'Author: Michael Hotek - mhotek@mssqlserver.com 'C Copyright 2001 mhotek.com. All Rights Reserved. '************************************************************ 'Modifications: ' Author: ' Date: ' Action: '************************************************************ 'Dim variables here DIM connCatalog DIM strSQL DIM rsRecordSet Set connCatalog = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") connCatalog.Open Application("strConn") strSQL = "select series from zlk_series " _ & " where seriesid = " & request.querystring("series") set rsRecordSet = connCatalog.execute(strSQL) %> <html> <head> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Easton Press collector's edition libraries. Checklist of <% while not rsRecordSet.eof response.write(rsRecordSet.fields("series").value) rsRecordSet.movenext wend%>"> <title>mhotek.com: Easton Press checklist of <% rsRecordSet.movefirst while not rsRecordSet.eof response.write(rsRecordSet.fields("series").value) rsRecordSet.movenext wend%> </title>


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