Learn CF in a Week is a OpenSource ColdFusion training course that teaches people everything they need to know to be a ColdFusion developer. In this tutorial we will be aiming to accomplish the following: We’re going to download and install Adobe ColdFusion 8, and create a. Using ColdFusion Variables. ColdFusion variable is created by assigning a value to it.

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With its many articles without the use of a database a separate web page would have to be made for each and every article.

The second major difference is that ColdFusion costs money. Depending on the extension of the filename to be served. Create a Database named Friends, and a table within it tutirial Friends.

This tag can be put anywhere in a webpage, it can be put in the middle of an HTML tag it does not matter, what this does if tell the CF interpreter that you are going to display a tutirial. Learn CF in a Week is a community driven training program that teaches all the basics you need to be a ColdFusion Developer tutorrial one week.

Lets take a look at that page now.

hutorial Look at the following Example:. The time will eventually come when you need to work with a database for a website. Now this article assumes you know how to work a database and are familiar with basic terms such as Field, Row, and Table. For the purposes of this tutorial we will be using Microsoft Access. The database tuhorial the backend of any CF website. This article will show you how to use ColdFusion to access a database from a website and use it to display information.

Here are some newer tutorials you might like to check out: Now look at the next statement:. Then I list the variables as before with one exception. Now we have the database, lets make a website for it. In addition dfml can include a wildcard for these criteria expressions. When creating your Database there are some things you should know.



This time for the output I do not put it in a table since each ID is unique and I know only one row will be returned. Look at the following statement:.

Sure you could automate things with SSI but you would still have to make a separate page for each article. ColdFusion was created as a commercial product by the Allaire Corporation. Tutorila fill in the appropriate values for a number of tutoeial. Throughout the course, you will take a basic HTML web site and add ColdFusion logic to it until you have a fully functioning ColdFusion web site that is ready to be launched.

All assets and materials supplied by the course can be used by anyone who wishes to learn ColdFusion for themselves or wishes to teach others. This course was created by community experts who specialize in the different fields they wrote about, and cover all the essential skills. The focus of this course is for you to learn all the skills you need to be a developer using real world scenarios. Then notice the CFOUTPUT tags have a query argument, this tells it that it is drawing info from a query and also sometimes you will use multiple queries on one page, this tells it which titorial to use.

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Or you can simply put a double when you need to use a pound sign for another purpose. In this article you will be shown how to construct and use basic SQL statements which can be applied to any server side scripting language, not only CF.

There are some notes on the above table. Finally notice what is in the More Info column.

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Now lets examine it. If you do not wish to work as a ColdFusion developer but wish to gain some ColdFusion knowledge, then this course is also for you. To do this first upload the database file and then tell your server administrator you need a DSN set up with XXXX name using Microsoft Access Drivers, and tell them the location of the database file.


The first major difference is that ColdFusion scripts do not have to display their source code like every other scripting language, it is possible to run encrypted versions of the scripts. ColdFusion is a lot like HTML in that it uses tags to define many functions, this may make it easier to learn. SQL is a very straightforward language.

As a commercial product it has some features different from other Server Side Scripting Languages. First of all never include a space in your field names.

Create the following Fields and Datatypes:. Comprising of written information about different ColdFusion features and matching hands on chapters titorial show you how to use the concepts that were just covered. Now lets examine the above. View the course online, download the PDF or even view the eBook. Suppose you had a database of all your friends, cf,l would name the table Friends and name the form fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex.

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See Table 1 for other search clauses. Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page as I did with the sex variable. Mailing List Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information.

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