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Differentiate between a page unload and a page refresh.

Hi Guys,

Have been looking at this for a while and not sure if there is a solution but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction:

The problem is essential I want to undo an update if the user unloads a page but not if they just refresh the page.

I have 2 asp pages.
Page 1 solicits some information and updates the database. This information is then posted to Page 2, where further details are entered and a final update is done. If however the user does not confirm the update on Page 2 and unloads the page I undo all updates by calling a function in the OnUnLoad event. This works fine but the problem is this function is also called if the user just does a Refresh on page 2.

In Summary:
Page 1, enter information,
Submit and Update the Database
Post details to Page 2
Enter more information on Page 2 and complete the update.
If Page 2 is unloaded OnUnLoad function is called and all updates are cancelled.
Problem: If Page 2 is refreshed, the the OnUnLoad event is also called and updates are also cancelled.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jul 26 '07 #1
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Is there any specific need for updating partial information on page1? Instead, you can pass all the information from page1 to page2 using Hidden fields or some other way and then make a final update on Page2 only. So this will not affect page_unload or refresh.
Aug 7 '07 #2

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