Automatic Updates?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by James Thomas, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. James Thomas

    James Thomas Guest

    Hello -

    I have a web application done in ASP .NET and SQL Server that tracks
    certain things for users. Currently, they must log on to be notified
    when the items they have stored are getting ready to expire.

    Some have asked if they could be sent emails such that they are
    automatically notified via email when their information is getting
    ready to expire.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction (don't need code, just
    thoughts on where to start) so I can provide this functionality?

    Thanks,

    James Thomas
    James Thomas, Dec 21, 2004
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  2. James Thomas

    Curt_C [MVP] Guest

    You wont do it with ASP.NET. By that I mean you want a process to run/check
    all the time. You are trying to use a call/retrieve system without a
    call.....

    --
    Curt Christianson
    Owner/Lead Developer, DF-Software
    Site: http://www.Darkfalz.com
    Blog: http://blog.Darkfalz.com


    "James Thomas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello -
    >
    > I have a web application done in ASP .NET and SQL Server that tracks
    > certain things for users. Currently, they must log on to be notified
    > when the items they have stored are getting ready to expire.
    >
    > Some have asked if they could be sent emails such that they are
    > automatically notified via email when their information is getting
    > ready to expire.
    >
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction (don't need code, just
    > thoughts on where to start) so I can provide this functionality?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > James Thomas
    Curt_C [MVP], Dec 21, 2004
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  3. James Thomas

    James Thomas Guest

    Fair enough. I was hoping I could use ASP .NET but didn't think I
    could. Never hurts to be hopeful. :)

    That said, what system should I use then?

    Curt_C [MVP] wrote:

    > You wont do it with ASP.NET. By that I mean you want a process to
    > run/check all the time. You are trying to use a call/retrieve system
    > without a call.....
    James Thomas, Dec 21, 2004
    #3
  4. James Thomas

    nicolobj Guest

    You can create an executable file and create a scheduled
    task in Windows Scheduler that runs the program when you
    need it to if you have admin rights to the server you ar
    hosting the site on.



    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hello -
    >
    >I have a web application done in ASP .NET and SQL Server

    that tracks
    >certain things for users. Currently, they must log on to

    be notified
    >when the items they have stored are getting ready to

    expire.
    >
    >Some have asked if they could be sent emails such that

    they are
    >automatically notified via email when their information

    is getting
    >ready to expire.
    >
    >Can anyone point me in the right direction (don't need

    code, just
    >thoughts on where to start) so I can provide this

    functionality?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >James Thomas
    >.
    >
    nicolobj, Dec 21, 2004
    #4
  5. James Thomas

    James Thomas Guest

    Thanks! This is what I will do. Appreciate the suggestion.

    nicolobj wrote:

    > You can create an executable file and create a scheduled
    > task in Windows Scheduler that runs the program when you
    > need it to if you have admin rights to the server you ar
    > hosting the site on.
    >
    >
    >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > Hello -
    > >
    > > I have a web application done in ASP .NET and SQL Server

    > that tracks
    > > certain things for users. Currently, they must log on to

    > be notified
    > > when the items they have stored are getting ready to

    > expire.
    > >
    > > Some have asked if they could be sent emails such that

    > they are
    > > automatically notified via email when their information

    > is getting
    > > ready to expire.
    > >
    > > Can anyone point me in the right direction (don't need

    > code, just
    > > thoughts on where to start) so I can provide this

    > functionality?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > James Thomas
    > > .
    > >
    James Thomas, Dec 21, 2004
    #5
  6. Hi James,

    If you're wanting to do it in ASP.NET, I'm afraid we haven't good means but
    to constantly query the db to detect it. But what's your server's OS
    version( where the SQL server running on). Based on my experience, such
    task can be done by the SQLServer's Notification Service which can help
    send notification actively to other application or end users . But seems
    the Notification service has some limitation on certain windows systems.
    Anyway, you can have a look at the following reference:

    #SQL Server Notification Services Books Online
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/sqlntsv/htm/ns_gettingstarted_4mn9.a
    sp?frame=true

    Hope also helps.

    Regards,

    Steven Cheng
    Microsoft Online Support

    Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
    (This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.)
    Steven Cheng[MSFT], Dec 22, 2004
    #6
  7. James Thomas

    James Thomas Guest

    THanks for the reply. I have implemented this using a suggestion
    nicolobj left wherein I created a .NET Windows application that I set
    Task Scheduler to run once a week. Works like a charm.

    Thanks!

    James

    Steven Cheng[MSFT] wrote:

    > Hi James,
    >
    > If you're wanting to do it in ASP.NET, I'm afraid we haven't good
    > means but to constantly query the db to detect it. But what's your
    > server's OS version( where the SQL server running on). Based on my
    > experience, such task can be done by the SQLServer's Notification
    > Service which can help send notification actively to other
    > application or end users . But seems the Notification service has
    > some limitation on certain windows systems. Anyway, you can have a
    > look at the following reference:
    >
    > #SQL Server Notification Services Books Online
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/sqlntsv/htm/ns_gettingstarted_
    > 4mn9.a sp?frame=true
    >
    > Hope also helps.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Steven Cheng
    > Microsoft Online Support
    >
    > Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
    > (This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights.)
    James Thomas, Dec 27, 2004
    #7
  8. Thanks for your followup James,

    Happy Holidays!

    Regards,

    Steven Cheng
    Microsoft Online Support

    Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
    (This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.)
    Steven Cheng[MSFT], Dec 28, 2004
    #8
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