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Detecting active sessions - Classic ASP

Si
Hi there.

I am developing a shopping cart that writes shopping basket contents to
a temp DB with a temp reference of the sessionID to identify the 'owner'
of the basket.

My question is, when I come to carry out any future updates, what is the
best way of checking to see if anyone has an active basket. Is it simply
a case of checking to see if I am the only active session on the server
then allowing the switch into 'test or update' mode? or seeing if the
time/date of the latest basket entry is within the 'timeout'?

Want I want, is to prevent any loss of basket contents or session ID
data and so cause user frustration and a lost sale.

Any pointers much appreciated, am I barking up the wrong tree?

TIA

Si
Jul 22 '05 #1
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