Description

Performs queries against ColdFusion data sources.

 

Return value

Returns a RecordSet object.

Syntax

CF.query
({
datasource:"data source name",
sql:"SQL stmts",
username:"username",
password:"password",
maxrows:number,
timeout:milliseconds
})

Arguments

Arguments

Req/Opt

Description

datasource

Required

Name of the data source from which the query retrieves data.

sql

Required

SQL statement.

username

Optional

Username. Overrides the username specified in the data source setup.

password

Optional

Password. Overrides the password specified in the data source setup.

maxrows

Optional

Maximum number of rows to return in the record set.

timeout

Optional

Maximum number of seconds for the query to execute before returning an error indicating that the query has timed out. Can only be used in named arguments.

Usage

You can code theCF.queryfunction using named or positional arguments. You can invoke all supported arguments using the named argument style, as follows:

CF.query({datasource:"datasource", sql:"sql stmt",
username:"username", password:"password", maxrows:"maxrows",
timeout:"timeout"});

Note: The named argument style uses curly braces {} to surround the function arguments.

Positional argument style, which is a shorthand coding style, does not support all arguments. Use the following syntax to code theCF.queryfunction using positional arguments:

CF.query(datasource, sql);
CF.query(datasource, sql, maxrows);
CF.query(datasource, sql, username, password);
CF.query(datasource, sql, username, password, maxrows);

Do not use curly braces {} with positional arguments.

You can manipulate the record set returned by theCF.queryfunction using methods in the RecordSet ActionScript class. The following are some of the methods available in the RecordSet class:

  • RecordSet.getColumnnames

  • RecordSet.getLength

  • RecordSet.getItemAt

  • RecordSet.getItemID

  • RecordSet.sortItemsBy

  • RecordSet.getNumberAvailable

  • RecordSet.filter

  • RecordSet.sort

    For more information on using server-side ActionScript, see Using Server-Side ActionScript in the Developing ColdFusion Applications. For more detailed information about the RecordSet ActionScript class, see Using Flash Remoting.

Example

// Define a function to do a basic query
// Note use of positional arguments
function basicQuery()
{
result = CF.query("myquery", "cust_data", "SELECT * from tblParks");
return result;
}

// Example function declaration using named arguments
function basicQuery()
{
result = CF.query({datasource:"cust_data", sql:"SELECT * from tblParks"});
return result;
}

// Example of the CF.query function using maxrows argument
function basicQueryWithMaxRows()
{
result = CF.query("cust_data", "SELECT * from tblParks", 25);
return result;
}

// Example of the CF.query function with username and password
function basicQueryWithUser()
{
result = CF.query("cust_data", "SELECT * from tblParks",
"wsburroughs", "migraine1");
return result;
}

 

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