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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View the course online, download the PDF or even ccml the eBook. 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 tutoriql encrypted versions of the scripts. To do this first upload the database file and xfml 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.

Lets take a look at that page now. Completing this course will help you on your way to be hired as a ColdFusion developer, should that be a chosen career path. This course was created by community experts who specialize in the different fields they wrote about, and cover all the essential skills. Now lets examine it. Mailing List Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information. Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page cfkl I did with the sex variable.


Now this article assumes you know how to work a database and are familiar with basic terms such as Field, Row, and Table. Create the following Fields and Datatypes:. First lets make a page that lets people search the database. There are some notes on the above table. For the purposes of this tutorial we will be using Microsoft Access.


Finally notice what is in the More Info column. Here are some newer tutorials you might like to check out: This is a link to another page that also passes the FriendID tuforial an argument. ColdFusion was created as a commercial product by the Allaire Corporation. 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 query to use.

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There is no teaching for teaching’s sake in this course; even the sample application you will build is a useful application. The content taught in the course is not designed to tell you about everything ttuorial do with ColdFusion, but to give you the knowledge you will need in day to day programming and for tasks you will come across on a daily basis.

Now lets examine the above. This tutorial series was originally written inand may be out of date. Everytime a new article is added it will simply generate an ID for it which can be used for a variety of purposes since each article will have a unique ID. Take this website for example. First of all never include a space in your field names. Finally you must correctly specify the field datatype. When creating your Database there are some things you should know. Or you can simply put a double when you need to use a pound sign for another purpose.


Look at the following Example:. You should now be able to create a fully database integrated ColdFusion website. Then fill in the appropriate values for a number of people. What follows is a list of datatypes and what is commonly used to input into them. However most NT hosting packages do already include ColdFusion so for the person who does not own their own server this pricing difference will not have much affect. The second note is that the memo datatype does have a limit, however it is so large you will likely never reach it.

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SQL ccml a very straightforward language. For the comment variable I include the ParagraphFormat function. The database is the backend of any CF website. The Learn CF in a Week course is an open source project.

Microsoft Access is a cffml database which means you can relate the tables to one another. Comprising of written information about different ColdFusion features and matching hands on chapters that show you how to use the concepts that were just covered.

Suppose you had a database of all your friends, you would name the table Friends and name the form fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex.