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ASP MapPath Method


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The MapPath method maps a specified path to a physical path.

Note: This method cannot be used in Session.OnEnd and Application.OnEnd.

Syntax

Server.MapPath(path)

Parameter Description
path Required. A relative or virtual path to map to a physical path. If this parameter starts with / or \, it returns a path as if this parameter is a full virtual path. If this parameter doesn't start with / or \, it returns a path relative to the directory of the .asp file being processed

Examples

Example 1

For the example below, the file "test.asp" is located in C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot\Script.

The file "test.asp" (located in C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot\Script) contains the following code:

<%
response.write(Server.MapPath("test.asp") & "<br>")
response.write(Server.MapPath("script/test.asp") & "<br>")
response.write(Server.MapPath("/script/test.asp") & "<br>")
response.write(Server.MapPath("\script") & "<br>")
response.write(Server.MapPath("/") & "<br>")
response.write(Server.MapPath("\") & "<br>")
%>

Output:

c:\inetpub\wwwroot\script\test.asp
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\script\script\test.asp
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\script\test.asp
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\script
c:\inetpub\wwwroot
c:\inetpub\wwwroot

Example 2

How to use a relative path to return the relative physical path to the page that is being viewed in the browser:

<%
response.write(Server.MapPath("../"))
%>

or

<%
response.write(Server.MapPath("..\"))
%>

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