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  1. ColdFusion User Guide
  2. Introduction to ColdFusion
    1. About Adobe ColdFusion
    2. Download Adobe ColdFusion
    3. What's new in ColdFusion (2023 release)
    4. ColdFusion (2023 release) Release Notes
    5. Deprecated Features
    6. REST enhancements in ColdFusion
    7. Central Configuration Server
    8. Server Auto-Lockdown
    9. Asynchronous programming
    10. Docker images for ColdFusion
    11. SAML in ColdFusion
    12. JSON Web Tokens in ColdFusion
    13. Use SAML and LDAP in Admin
  3. Cloud Services in ColdFusion
    1. ColdFusion and GCP Storage
    2. ColdFusion and GCP Firestore
    3. ColdFusion and GCP PubSub
    4. ColdFusion and Amazon S3
    5. ColdFusion and DynamoDB
    6. ColdFusion and Amazon SQS
    7. ColdFusion and Amazon SNS
    8. ColdFusion and MongoDB
    9. ColdFusion and Azure Blob
    10. ColdFusion and Azure Service Bus
    11. Multi-cloud storage services
    12. Multi-cloud RDS databases
    13. ColdFusion and Azure Cosmos DB
  4. Install ColdFusion
    1. Install the server configuration
    2. Install ColdFusion- Zip Installer
    3. Install ColdFusion- GUI Installer
    4. CFSetup configuration tool
    5. ColdFusion Licensing and Activation
    6. ColdFusion server profiles
    7. Prepare to install ColdFusion
    8. Install the JEE configuration
    9. Install ColdFusion Express
    10. Install integrated technologies
    11. Configure your system
    12. Troubleshoot installation issues
    13. Install ColdFusion silently
    14. Install Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release) hotfix
    15. ColdFusion (2018 release) - Install JEE configuration
  5. Use ColdFusion
    1. GraphQL in ColdFusion
    2. Command Line Interface (CLI)
    3. External session storage
    4. Generate Swagger documents
    5. Language enhancements
    6. NTLM support
    7. Enhanced PDF in ColdFusion
    8. Security enhancements in ColdFusion (2016 release)
  6. Performance Monitoring Toolset
    1. Overview of ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    2. Auto-discovery of ColdFusion nodes and clusters
    3. Code profiler in ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    4. Configure ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset settings
    5. Install ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    6. View cloud metrics
    7. Monitor GraphQL in Performance Monitoring Toolset
    8. Configure TLS/SSL and Authentication for Elasticsearch 8.x  in Performance Monitoring Toolset
    9. View cluster and node metrics
    10. View data source metrics
    11. View external services
    12. View incoming services
    13. View list of sites and busy connections
    14. View topology of sites
    15. Datastore Health Monitoring
    16. Performance Monitoring Toolset Update 1
    17. Secure Performance Monitoring Toolset with HTTPS/SSL
    18. Performance Monitoring Toolset deployment guide
  7. Adobe ColdFusion Builder extension for Visual Studio Code
    1. Getting started with Adobe ColdFusion Builder extension for Visual Studio Code
    2. Visual Studio code plugin update 2 release notes
    3. Add a ColdFusion server
    4. Project Manager
    5. Work with ColdFusion code
    6. Profile preferences
    7. Debug applications
    8. Refactoring
    9. Services Browser
    10. RDS support
    11. PMT Code Profiler integration
    12. Security Analyzer report integration
    13. Known issues in this release
  8. Use ColdFusion Builder
    1. About ColdFusion Builder
    2. System requirements | ColdFusion Builder
    3. Install ColdFusion Builder
    4. Edit code in ColdFusion Builder
    5. Manage servers in ColdFusion Builder
    6. Manage projects in ColdFusion Builder
    7. What's new in Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)
    8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)
    9. Debug applications in ColdFusion Builder
    10. ColdFusion Builder workbench
    11. ColdFusion Builder extensions
    12. Debugging Perspective in ColdFusion Builder
    13. Build mobile applications using ColdFusion Builder
    14. Bundled ColdFusion Server
    15. Debug mobile applications in ColdFusion Builder
    16. Use extensions in ColdFusion Builder
  9. Coldfusion API Manager
    1. Overview of Adobe ColdFusion API Manager
    2. Features in ColdFusion API Manager
    3. Get started with ColdFusion API Manager
    4. Install ColdFusion API Manager
    5. Authentication types
    6. Create and publish APIs
    7. Administrator
    8. Subscriber
    9. Throttling and rate limiting
    10. Notifications
    11. Connectors
    12. Set up cluster support
    13. Integrate ColdFusion and API Manager
    14. Metrics and Logging in API Manager
    15. Generate Swagger documents
    16. Configure SSL
    17. Known issues in this release
    18. Policies in ColdFusion API Manager
    19. Create a Redis cluster
    20. Multitenancy in API Manager
    21. Docker images for ColdFusion API Manager
  10. Configure and administer ColdFusion
    1. Administer ColdFusion
    2. Use the ColdFusion administrator
    3. Data Source Management for ColdFusion
    4. Connect to web servers
    5. Deploy ColdFusion applications
    6. Administer ColdFusion security
    7. Basic Troubleshooting and FAQs
    8. Work with Server Manager
    9. Use multiple server instances
    10. WebSocket Enhancements (ColdFusion 11)
    11. Security Enhancements (ColdFusion 11)
    12. Work with Server Monitor
    13. ColdFusion Administrator API Reference
  11. ColdFusion functions
    1. ColdFusion functions by category
    2. Functions a-b
      1. Abs
      2. ACos
      3. AddSOAPRequestHeader
      4. AddSOAPResponseHeader
      5. AjaxLink
      6. AjaxOnLoad
      7. ApplicationStop
      8. ArrayAppend
      9. ArrayAvg
      10. ArrayClear
      11. ArrayContains
      12. ArrayContainsNoCase
      13. ArrayDelete
      14. ArrayDeleteAt
      15. ArrayDeleteNoCase
      16. ArrayEach
      17. ArrayFilter
      18. ArrayFind
      19. ArrayFindAll
      20. ArrayFindAllNoCase
      21. ArrayFindNoCase
      22. ArrayInsertAt
      23. ArrayIsDefined
      24. ArrayIsEmpty
      25. ArrayLen
      26. ArrayMap
      27. ArrayMax
      28. ArrayMin
      29. ArrayNew
      30. ArrayPrepend
      31. ArrayReduce
      32. ArrayResize
      33. ArraySet
      34. ArraySetMetadata
      35. ArraySlice
      36. ArraySort
      37. ArraySum
      38. ArraySwap
      39. ArrayToList
      40. Asc
      41. ASin
      42. Atn
      43. AuthenticatedContext
      44. AuthenticatedUser
      45. BinaryDecode
      46. BinaryEncode
      47. BitAnd
      48. BitMaskClear
      49. BitMaskRead
      50. BitMaskSet
      51. BitNot
      52. BitOr
      53. BitSHLN
      54. BitSHRN
      55. BitXor
      56. BooleanFormat
    3. Functions-c-d
      1. CacheGet
      2. CacheGetAllIds
      3. CacheGetMetadata
      4. CacheGetProperties
      5. CacheGetSession
      6. CacheIdExists
      7. CachePut
      8. CacheRegionExists
      9. CacheRegionNew
      10. CacheRegionRemove
      11. CacheRemove
      12. CacheRemoveAll
      13. CacheSetProperties
      14. CallStackDump
      15. CallStackGet
      16. CanDeSerialize
      17. Canonicalize
      18. CanSerialize
      19. Ceiling
      20. CharsetDecode
      21. CharsetEncode
      22. Chr
      23. CJustify
      24. Compare
      25. CompareNoCase
      26. Cos
      27. CreateDate
      28. CreateDateTime
      29. CreateObject
      30. CreateObject: .NET object
      31. CreateObject: COM object
      32. CreateObject: component object
      33. CreateObject: CORBA object
      34. CreateObject: Java or EJB object
      35. CreateObject: web service object
      36. CreateODBCDate
      37. CreateODBCDateTime
      38. CreateODBCTime
      39. CreateSignedJWT
      40. CreateEncryptedJWT
      41. CreateTime
      42. CreateTimeSpan
      43. CreateUUID
      44. CSRFGenerateToken
      45. CSRFVerifyToken
      46. DateAdd
      47. DateCompare
      48. DateConvert
      49. DateDiff
      50. DateFormat
      51. DatePart
      52. DateTimeFormat
      53. Day
      54. DayOfWeek
      55. DayOfWeekAsString
      56. DayOfYear
      57. DaysInMonth
      58. DaysInYear
      59. DE
      60. DecimalFormat
      61. DecodeForHTML
      62. DecodeFromURL
      63. DecrementValue
      64. Decrypt
      65. DecryptBinary
      66. DeleteClientVariable
      67. Deserialize
      68. DeserializeJSON
      69. DeserializeXML
      70. DirectoryCopy
      71. DirectoryCreate
      72. DirectoryDelete
      73. DirectoryExists
      74. DirectoryList
      75. DirectoryRename
      76. DollarFormat
      77. DotNetToCFType
      78. Duplicate
    4. Functions-e-g
      1. EncodeForCSS
      2. EncodeForDN
      3. EncodeForHTML
      4. EncodeForHTMLAttribute
      5. EncodeForJavaScript
      6. EncodeForLDAP
      7. EncodeForURL
      8. EncodeForXML
      9. EncodeForXMLAttribute
      10. EncodeForXpath
      11. Encrypt
      12. EncryptBinary
      13. EntityDelete
      14. EntityLoad
      15. EntityLoadByExample
      16. EntityLoadByPK
      17. EntityMerge
      18. EntityNew
      19. EntityReload
      20. EntitySave
      21. EntityToQuery
      22. Evaluate
      23. Exp
      24. ExpandPath
      25. FileClose
      26. FileCopy
      27. FileDelete
      28. FileExists
      29. FileGetMimeType
      30. FileIsEOF
      31. FileMove
      32. FileOpen
      33. FileRead
      34. FileReadBinary
      35. FileReadLine
      36. FileSeek
      37. FileSetAccessMode
      38. FileSetAttribute
      39. FileSetLastModified
      40. FileSkipBytes
      41. FileUpload
      42. FileUploadAll
      43. FileWrite
      44. FileWriteLine
      45. Find
      46. FindNoCase
      47. FindOneOf
      48. FirstDayOfMonth
      49. Fix
      50. Floor
      51. FormatBaseN
      52. GeneratePBKDFKey
      53. GenerateSecretKey
      54.  GetApplicationMetadata
      55. GetAuthUser
      56. GetBaseTagData
      57. GetBaseTagList
      58. GetBaseTemplatePath
      59. GetClientVariablesList
      60. GetComponentMetaData
      61. GetContextRoot
      62. GetCPUUsage
      63. GetCurrentTemplatePath
      64. GetDirectoryFromPath
      65. GetEncoding
      66. GetException
      67. GetFileFromPath
      68. GetFileInfo
      69. GetFreeSpace
      70. GetFunctionCalledName
      71. GetFunctionList
      72. GetGatewayHelper
      73. GetHttpRequestData
      74. GetHttpTimeString
      75. GetK2ServerDocCount
      76. GetK2ServerDocCountLimit
      77. GetLocale
      78. GetLocaleDisplayName
      79. GetLocalHostIP
      80. GetMetaData
      81. GetMetricData
      82. GetPageContext
      83. GetPrinterInfo
      84. GetPrinterList
      85. GetProfileSections
      86. GetProfileString
      87. GetReadableImageFormats
      88. GetSafeHTML
      89. GetSAMLAuthRequest
      90. GetSAMLLogoutRequest
      91. GenerateSAMLSPMetadata
      92. GetSOAPRequest
      93. GetSOAPRequestHeader
      94. GetSOAPResponse
      95. GetSOAPResponseHeader
      96. GetSystemFreeMemory
      97. GetSystemTotalMemory
      98. GetTempDirectory
      99. GetTempFile
      100. GetTemplatePath
      101. GetTickCount
      102. GetTimeZoneInfo
      103. GetToken
      104. GetTotalSpace
      105. GetUserRoles
      106. GetVFSMetaData
      107. GetWriteableImageFormats
    5. Functions-h-im
      1. Hash
      2. HMac
      3. Hour
      4. HQLMethods
      5. HTMLCodeFormat
      6. HTMLEditFormat
      7. IIf
      8. ImageAddBorder
      9. ImageBlur
      10. ImageClearRect
      11. ImageCopy
      12. ImageCreateCaptcha
      13. ImageCrop
      14. ImageDrawArc
      15. ImageDrawBeveledRect
      16. ImageDrawCubicCurve
      17. ImageDrawLine
      18. ImageDrawLines
      19. ImageDrawOval
      20. ImageDrawPoint
      21. ImageDrawQuadraticCurve
      22. ImageDrawRect
      23. ImageDrawRoundRect
      24. ImageDrawText
      25. ImageFlip
      26. ImageGetBlob
      27. ImageGetBufferedImage
      28. ImageGetEXIFMetadata
      29. ImageGetEXIFTag
      30. ImageGetHeight
      31. ImageGetIPTCMetadata
      32. ImageGetIPTCTag
      33. ImageGetMetadata
      34. ImageGetWidth
      35. ImageGrayscale
      36. ImageInfo
      37. ImageMakeColorTransparent
      38. ImageMakeTranslucent
      39. ImageNegative
      40. ImageNew
      41. ImageOverlay
      42. ImagePaste
      43. ImageRead
      44. ImageReadBase64
      45. ImageResize
      46. ImageRotate
      47. ImageRotateDrawingAxis
      48. ImageScaleToFit
      49. ImageSetAntialiasing
      50. ImageSetBackgroundColor
      51. ImageSetDrawingColor
      52. ImageSetDrawingStroke
      53. ImageSetDrawingTransparency
      54. ImageSharpen
      55. ImageShear
      56. ImageShearDrawingAxis
      57. ImageTranslate
      58. ImageTranslateDrawingAxis
      59. ImageWrite
      60. ImageWriteBase64
      61. ImageXORDrawingMode
    6. Functions-in-k
      1. IncrementValue
      2. InputBaseN
      3. Insert
      4. Int
      5. InvalidateOauthAccesstoken
      6. Invoke
      7. InitSAMLAuthRequest
      8. InitSAMLLogoutRequest
      9. InvokeCFClientFunction
      10. IsArray
      11. IsAuthenticated
      12. IsAuthorized
      13. IsBinary
      14. IsBoolean
      15. IsClosure
      16. IsCustomFunction
      17. IsDate
      18. IsDateObject
      19. IsDDX
      20. IsDebugMode
      21. IsDefined
      22. IsImage
      23. IsImageFile
      24. IsInstanceOf
      25. IsIPv6
      26. IsJSON
      27. IsK2ServerABroker
      28. IsK2ServerDocCountExceeded
      29. IsK2ServerOnline
      30. IsLeapYear
      31. IsLocalHost
      32. IsNull
      33. IsNumeric
      34. IsNumericDate
      35. IsObject
      36. isOnline
      37. IsPDFArchive
      38. IsPDFFile
      39. IsPDFObject
      40. IsProtected
      41. IsQuery
      42. isSamlLogoutResponse
      43. isSafeHTML
      44. IsSimpleValue
      45. IsSOAPRequest
      46. IsSpreadsheetFile
      47. IsSpreadsheetObject
      48. IsStruct
      49. IsUserInAnyRole
      50. IsUserInRole
      51. IsUserLoggedIn
      52. IsValid
      53. IsValidOauthAccesstoken
      54. IsWDDX
      55. IsXML
      56. IsXmlAttribute
      57. IsXmlDoc
      58. IsXmlElem
      59. IsXmlNode
      60. IsXmlRoot
      61. JavaCast
      62. JSStringFormat
    7. Functions-l
      1. LCase
      2. Left
      3. Len
      4. ListAppend
      5. ListChangeDelims
      6. ListContains
      7. ListContainsNoCase
      8. ListDeleteAt
      9. ListEach
      10. ListFilter
      11. ListFind
      12. ListFindNoCase
      13. ListFirst
      14. ListGetAt
      15. ListInsertAt
      16. ListLast
      17. ListLen
      18. ListMap
      19. ListPrepend
      20. ListQualify
      21. ListReduce
      22. ListRemoveDuplicates
      23. ListRest
      24. ListSetAt
      25. ListSort
      26. ListToArray
      27. ListValueCount
      28. ListValueCountNoCase
      29. LJustify
      30. Location
      31. Log
      32. Log10
      33. LSCurrencyFormat
      34. LSDateFormat
      35. LSDateTimeFormat
      36. LSEuroCurrencyFormat
      37. LSIsCurrency
      38. LSIsDate
      39. LSIsNumeric
      40. LSNumberFormat
      41. LSParseCurrency
      42. LSParseDateTime
      43. LSParseEuroCurrency
      44. LSParseNumber
      45. LSTimeFormat
      46. LTrim
    8. Functions-m-r
      1. Max
      2. Mid
      3. Min
      4. Minute
      5. Month
      6. MonthAsString
      7. Now
      8. NumberFormat
      9. ObjectEquals
      10. ObjectLoad
      11. ObjectSave
      12. OnWSAuthenticate
      13. ORMClearSession
      14. ORMCloseAllSessions
      15. ORMCloseSession
      16. ORMEvictCollection
      17. ORMEvictEntity
      18. ORMEvictQueries
      19. ORMExecuteQuery
      20. ORMFlush
      21. ORMFlushall
      22. ORMGetSession
      23. ORMGetSessionFactory
      24. ORMIndex
      25. ORMIndexPurge
      26. ORMReload
      27. ORMSearch
      28. ORMSearchOffline
      29. ParagraphFormat
      30. ParameterExists
      31. ParseDateTime
      32. Pi
      33. PrecisionEvaluate
      34. ProcessSAMLResponse
      35. ProcessSAMLLogoutRequest
      36. Quarter
      37. PreserveSingleQuotes
      38. QueryAddColumn
      39. QueryAddRow
      40. QueryConvertForGrid
      41. QueryExecute
      42. QueryFilter
      43. QueryGetResult
      44. QueryGetRow
      45. QueryKeyExists
      46. QueryMap
      47. QueryNew
      48. QueryReduce
      49. QuerySetCell
      50. QuotedValueList
      51. QueryEach
      52. Rand
      53. Randomize
      54. RandRange
      55. ReEscape
      56. REFind
      57. REFindNoCase
      58. ReleaseComObject
      59. REMatch
      60. REMatchNoCase
      61. RemoveCachedQuery
      62. RemoveChars
      63. RepeatString
      64. Replace
      65. ReplaceList
      66. ReplaceNoCase
      67. REReplace
      68. REReplaceNoCase
      69. RestDeleteApplication
      70. RestSetResponse
      71. RestInitApplication
      72. Reverse
      73. Right
      74. RJustify
      75. Round
      76. RTrim
    9. Functions-s
      1. Second
      2. SendGatewayMessage
      3. SendSAMLLogoutResponse
      4. Serialize
      5. SerializeJSON
      6. SerializeXML
      7. SessionInvalidate
      8. SessionRotate
      9. SessionGetMetaData
      10. SessionInvalidate
      11. SessionRotate
      12. SetDay
      13. SetEncoding
      14. SetHour
      15. SetLocale
      16. SetMonth
      17. SetProfileString
      18. SetVariable
      19. SetYear
      20. Sgn
      21. Sin
      22. Sleep
      23. SpanExcluding
      24. SpanIncluding
      25. SpreadsheetAddAutoFilter
      26. SpreadsheetAddColumn
      27. SpreadsheetAddFreezePane
      28. SpreadsheetAddImage
      29. SpreadsheetAddInfo
      30. SpreadsheetAddPageBreaks
      31. SpreadsheetAddRow
      32. SpreadsheetAddRows
      33. SpreadsheetAddSplitPane
      34. SpreadsheetCreateSheet
      35. SpreadsheetDeleteColumn
      36. SpreadsheetDeleteColumns
      37. SpreadsheetDeleteRow
      38. SpreadsheetDeleteRows
      39. SpreadsheetFormatCell
      40. SpreadsheetFormatColumn
      41. SpreadsheetFormatCellRange
      42. SpreadsheetFormatColumn
      43. SpreadsheetFormatColumns
      44. SpreadsheetFormatRow
      45. SpreadsheetFormatRows
      46. SpreadsheetGetCellComment
      47. SpreadsheetGetCellFormula
      48. SpreadsheetGetCellValue
      49. SpreadsheetGetColumnCount
      50. SpreadsheetInfo
      51. SpreadsheetMergeCells
      52. SpreadsheetNew
      53. SpreadsheetRead
      54. SpreadsheetReadBinary
      55. SpreadsheetRemoveSheet
      56. SpreadsheetSetActiveSheet
      57. SpreadsheetSetActiveSheetNumber
      58. SpreadsheetSetCellComment
      59. SpreadsheetSetCellFormula
      60. SpreadsheetSetCellValue
      61. SpreadsheetSetColumnWidth
      62. SpreadsheetSetFooter
      63. SpreadsheetSetHeader
      64. SpreadsheetSetRowHeight
      65. SpreadsheetShiftColumns
      66. SpreadsheetShiftRows
      67. SpreadsheetWrite
      68. Sqr
      69. StripCR
      70. StructAppend
      71. StructClear
      72. StructCopy
      73. StructCount
      74. StructDelete
      75. StructEach
      76. StructFilter
      77. StructFind
      78. StructFindKey
      79. StructFindValue
      80. StructGet
      81. StructGetMetadata
      82. StructInsert
      83. StructIsEmpty
      84. StructKeyArray
      85. StructKeyExists
      86. StructKeyList
      87. StructMap
      88. StructNew
      89. StructReduce
      90. StructSetMetadata
      91. StructSort
      92. StructToSorted
      93. StructUpdate
      94. StoreSetMetadata
      95. StoreGetACL
      96. StoreGetMetadata
      97. StoreAddACL
      98. StoreSetACL
    10. Functions-t-z
      1. Tan
      2. ThreadJoin
      3. ThreadTerminate
      4. Throw
      5. TimeFormat
      6. ToBase64
      7. ToBinary
      8. ToScript
      9. ToString
      10. Trace
      11. Transactionandconcurrency
      12. TransactionCommit
      13. TransactionRollback
      14. TransactionSetSavePoint
      15. Trim
      16. UCase
      17. URLDecode
      18. URLEncodedFormat
      19. URLSessionFormat
      20. Val
      21. ValueList
      22. VerifyClient
      23. Week
      24. Wrap
      25. WriteDump
      26. WriteLog
      27. WriteOutput
      28. WSGetAllChannels
      29. WSGetSubscribers
      30. WSPublish
      31. WSSendMessage
      32. XmlChildPos
      33. XmlElemNew
      34. XmlFormat
      35. XmlGetNodeType
      36. XmlNew
      37. XmlParse
      38. XmlSearch
      39. XmlTransform
      40. XmlValidate
      41. Year
      42. YesNoFormat
  12. ColdFusion Tags
    1. ColdFusion tag summary
    2. ColdFusion tags by category
      1. Application framework tags
        1. cfapplication
        2. cfassociate
        3. cferror
        4. cfimport
        5. cfinterface
        6. cflock
        7. cfscript
        8. cfthread
      2. Communications tags
        1. cfexchangecalendar
        2. cfexchangeconnection
        3. cfexchangecontact
        4. cfexchangefilter
        5. cfexchangemail
        6. cfexchangetask
        7. cffeed
        8. cfmail
        9. cfmailparam
        10. cfmailpart
        11. cfpopcfimap
      3. Database manipulation tags
        1. cfdbinfo
        2. cfinsert
        3. cfobjectcache
        4. cfprocparam
        5. cfprocresult
        6. cfquery
        7. cfqueryparam
        8. cfstoredproc
        9. cftransaction
        10. cfupdate
      4. Data output tags
        1. cfchart
        2. cfchartdata
        3. cfchartseries
        4. cfcol
        5. cfcontent
        6. cfdocument
        7. cfdocumentitem
        8. cfdocumentsection
        9. cfflush
        10. cfheader
        11. cflog
        12. cfoutput
        13. cfpresentation
        14. cfpresentationslide
        15. cfpresenter
        16. cfprocessingdirective
        17. cfprint
        18. cfreport
        19. cfreportparam
        20. cfsilent
        21. cftable
      5. Debugging tags
        1. cfdump
        2. cftimer
        3. cftrace
      6. Exception handling tags
        1. cfcatch
        2. cferror
        3. cffinally
        4. cfrethrow
        5. cfthrow
        6. cftry
      7. Extensibility tags
        1. cfchart
        2. cfchartdata
        3. cfchartseries
        4. cfcollection
        5. cfcomponent
        6. cfexecute
        7. cfftp
        8. function
        9. cfindex
        10. cfinterface
        11. cfinvoke
        12. cfinvokeargument
        13. cfobject
        14. cfproperty
        15. cfreport
        16. cfreportparam
        17. cfreturn
        18. cfsearch
        19. cfsharepoint
        20. cfspreadsheet
        21. cfwddx
        22. cfxml
      8. File management tags
        1. cfdirectory
        2. cffile
        3. cffileupload
        4. cfftp
        5. cfzip
        6. cfzipparam
      9. Flow-control tags
        1. cfabort
        2. cfbreak
        3. cfcase
        4. cfcontinue
        5. cfdefaultcase
        6. cfelse
        7. cfelseif
        8. cfexecute
        9. cfexit
        10. cfif
        11. cfinclude
        12. cflocation
        13. cfloop
        14. cfrethrow
        15. cfswitch
        16. cfthrow
        17. cftry
      10. Forms tags
        1. cfapplet
        2. cfcalendar
        3. cffileupload
        4. cfform
        5. cfformgroup
        6. cfformitem
        7. cfgrid
        8. cfgridcolumn
        9. cfgridrow
        10. cfgridupdate
        11. cfinput
        12. cfpdf
        13. cfpdfform
        14. cfpdfformparam
        15. cfpdfparam
        16. cfpdfsubform
        17. cfselect
        18. cfslider
        19. cftextarea
        20. cftree
        21. cftreeitem
      11. Internet Protocol tags
        1. cfajaximport
        2. cfajaxproxy
        3. cfftp
        4. cffeed
        5. cfimap
        6. cfhttp
        7. cfhttpparam
        8. cfldap
        9. cfmail
        10. cfmailparam
        11. cfmailpart
        12. cfpop
        13. cfsprydataset
      12. Page processing tags
        1. cfcache
        2. cfcontent
        3. cfflush
        4. cfheader
        5. cfhtmlhead
        6. cfinclude
        7. cfprocessingdirective
        8. cfsetting
        9. cfsilent
      13. Security tags
        1. cflogin
        2. cfloginuser
        3. cflogout
        4. cfNTauthenticate
      14. Variable manipulation tags
        1. cfcookie
        2. cfdump
        3. cfparam
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Description

Constructs a drop-down list box form control. Used in a cfform tag. You can populate the list from a query, or by using the HTML option tag.

Category

Syntax

<cfselect 
name="name" bind="bind expression" 
bindAttribute="attribute name" 
bindOnLoad="yes|no" 
display="text" editable="yes|no" 
enabled="yes|no" 
group="query column name" height="number of pixels" 
id="HTML id" 
label="label" message="text" multiple="yes|no" 
onBindError="JavaScript function name" 
onChange="JavaScript or ActionScript" 
onClick="JavaScript function name" 
onError="JavaScript" 
onKeyDown="JavaScript or ActionScript" 
onKeyUp="JavaScript or ActionScript" 
onMouseDown="JavaScript or ActionScript" 
onMouseUp="JavaScript or ActionScript" 
query="query name" queryPosition="above|below" 
required="yes|no" 
selected="value or list" size="integer" sourceForTooltip="URL" 
style="style specification" tooltip="text" 
value="text" visible="yes|no" 
width="number of pixels"> 
zero or more HTML option tags 
</cfselect>

Some attributes apply to only specific display formats. For details see the Attributes table.

Note:

You can specify this tag's attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag's attribute names as structure keys.

See also

History

ColdFusion 11:

  • Removed the attribute passthrough.

ColdFusion 8:

  • Added support for binding in HTML format forms, including the bind, bindAttribute, and bindOnLoad, and onBindError attributes.
  • Added support for tool tips in HTML format forms, including the sourceForTooltip attribute.

ColdFusion MX 7:

  • When populating a cfselect tag with a query when the database field has spaces instead of a value, the error processing of the cfform tag required field is not triggered as it was in ColdFusion MX 6.1.
  • Added support for specifying multiple values to the selected attribute.
  • Deprecated the passthrough attribute. The tag now supports all HTML select tag attributes directly.
  • Added on-prefixed attributes.
  • Added enabled, group, height, label, queryPosition, tooltip, visible, and width attributes.

Attributes

The following table lists attributes that ColdFusion uses directly. The tag also supports all HTML select tag attributes that are not on this list, and passes them directly to the browser.

Note:

Attributes that are marked as Flash only are not handled by the skins provided with ColdFusion. They are, however, included in the generated XML.

Attribute

Req/Opt;Format

Default

Description

name

Required;All

 

Name of the select form element.

bind

Optional; HTML

 

A bind expression that dynamically sets an attribute of the control. For details, see Usage.

bindAttribute

Optional;HTML

Populate the options

Specifies the HTML tag attribute whose value is set by the bind attribute. You can only specify attributes in the browser's HTML DOM tree, not ColdFusion-specific attributes.
Ignored if there is no bind attribute.

bindOnLoad

Optional;HTML

no

A Boolean value that specifies whether to execute the bind attribute expression when first loading the form. Ignored if there is no bind attribute.

display

Optional;All

Value of value attribute

Query column to use for the display label of each list element. Used with the query attribute.

editable

Optional; Flash

no

Boolean value specifying whether you can edit the contents of the control.

enabled

Optional; Flash

yes

Boolean value specifying whether the control is enabled. A disabled control appears in light gray. The inverse of the disabled attribute.

group

Optional; HTML and XML

 

Query column to use to group the items in the drop-down list into a two-level hierarchical list.

height

Optional; Flash

 

The height of the control, in pixels.

id

Optional;HTML

Value of name attribute

The HTML ID of the control.

label

Optional;Flash and XML

 

Label to put next to the control on a Flash or XML-format form.

message

Optional;All

 

Message to display if required = "yes" and no selection is made.

multiple

Optional;All

no

  • yes: allows selecting multiple elements in drop-down list.
  • no

onBindError

Optional;HTML

See Description

The name of a JavaScript function to execute if evaluating a bind expression results in an error. The function must take two attributes: an HTTP status code and a message. (The status code is1 if the error is not an HTTP error.)If you omit this attribute, and specified a global error handler (by using the ColdFusion.setGlobalErrorHandler function), it displays the error message; otherwise a default error pop-up appears.

onChange

Optional;All

 

JavaScript (HTML/XML) or ActionScript (Flash) to run when the control changes due to user action.

onClick

Optional; HTML and XML

 

JavaScript to run when the user clicks the control.

onError

Optional;HTML and XML

 

Custom JavaScript function to execute if validation fails.

onKeyDown

Optional;All

 

JavaScript (HTML/XML) or ActionScript (Flash) to run when the user presses a keyboard key in the control.

onKeyUp

Optional;All

 

JavaScript (HTML/XML) or ActionScript (Flash) to run when the user releases a keyboard key in the control.

onMouseDown

Optional;All

 

JavaScript (HTML/XML) or ActionScript (Flash) to run when the user releases a mouse button in the control.

onMouseUp

Optional;All

 

JavaScript (HTML/XML) or ActionScript (Flash) to run when the user presses a mouse button in the control.

query

Optional;All

 

Name of query to populate drop-down list.

queryPosition

Optional;All

above

If you populate the options list with a query and use HTML option child tags to specify additional entries, this attribute determines the location of the items from the query relative to the items from the option tags:

  • above: puts the query items above the options items.
  • below: puts the query items below the options items.

required

Optional;All

no

Note: This attribute has no effect if you omit the size attribute or set it to 1, because the browser always submits the displayed item. You can work around this issue: format forms by having an initial option tag with value=" " (notice the space character between the quotation marks). This workaround applies only for Flash forms and not for HTML forms or XML forms.

  • yes: a list element must be selected when the form is submitted.
  • no

selected

Optional;All

 

One or more option values to preselect in the selection list. To specify multiple values, use a comma-delimited list. This attribute applies only if selection list items are generated from a query. The cfform tag preserveData attribute can override this value.

size

Optional;All

1

Number of entries to display at one time. The default value displays a drop-down list. Any other value displays a list box with size number of entries visible at one time.

sourceForTooltip

Optional; HTML

 

The URL of a page to display as a tool tip. The page can include CFML and HTML markup to control the tip contents and format, and the tip can include images.
If you specify this attribute, an animated icon appears with the text "Loading..." while the tip is being loaded.

style

Optional;All

 

In HTML or XML format forms, ColdFusion passes the style attribute to the browser or XML.
In Flash format, must be a style specification in CSS format, with the same syntax and contents as used in Flex for the corresponding Flash element.

tooltip

Optional; Flash, HTML

 

Text to display when the mouse pointer hovers over the control. The text can include HTML markup.
Ignored if you specify a sourceForTooltip attribute.

value

Optional;All

 

Query column to use for the value of each list element. Used with the query attribute.

visible

Optional; Flash

yes

Boolean value that specifies whether to show the control. The display reserves empty space for an invisible control.

width

Optional; Flash

 

The width of the control, in pixels.

Usage

For this tag to work properly. the browser must have JavaScript enabled. This tag requires an end tag and can include HTML option and optgroup child tags. To ensure that a selected list box item persists across postbacks, use the cfform tag preserveData attribute with a list generated from a query. (This strategy works only with data that is populated from a query.)If the cfform preserveData attribute is yes and the form posts back to the same page, and if the control is populated by a query, the posted selections for the cfselect control are used instead of the Selected attribute. For controls that are populated with regular HTML option tags, the developer must dynamically add the Selected attribute to the appropriate option tags.
The group option generates a query by using SQL GROUP BY syntax and places the value column entries from each group in an indented list under the group column's field value. This option generates an HTML optgroup tag for each entry in the group column.Close each HTML option tag in the cfselect tag body with a </option> end tag. If you do not do so, and you specify queryPosition="below", the first item from the query might not appear in the list.
The bind attribute lets you set cfselect attributes dynamically. Often, it is used to dynamically create the options list based on values that the user enters in the form. For example, you can use the bind attribute to create a Cities option list based on the user's selection from a States cfselect control. When you use a bind attribute to populate the selection list, the function or URL that returns the selection values must return one of the following:

  • A two-dimensional array, where the first element in each array row is the option value and the second element in the row is the text to display in the option list.
  • If the bind specifies a CFC function, a query, or, if the bind specifies a URL, a JSON representation of a query. The query must include columns whose names are the values of the cfselect tag value and display attributes. Although you can return additional columns, you cannot use them in your client-side code. When you call a CFC function, you do not have to convert the query to JSON format yourself; ColdFusion automatically does the conversion.
    To use this format, specify a value attribute. If you omit the display attribute, you must have only a single column in the query that contains the values; the values are also used as the displayed text.
    For detailed information on binding, see Binding data to form fields in the Developing ColdFusion Applications. For more information, see the cfform tag entry.

Example

Example 1: Without data bindingThe following example lets you select one or more employee names from a list of all employees, grouped by departments, and displays the selected names and the employee's e-mail addresses. It includes an option to get data for all employees.

<!--- Get the employee names from the database. ---> 
<!--- Use SQL to create a Name field with first and last names. ---> 
<cfquery name = "GetAllEmployees" dataSource = "cfdocexamples"
        cachedwithin="#createTimeSpan(0,1,0,0)#"> 
    SELECT Emp_ID, EMail, Phone, Department, FirstName, LastName,  
        FirstName ||' '
 
||lastName as Name 
    FROM Employees  
    GROUP BY Department, Emp_ID, EMail, Phone, FirstName, LastName, FirstName 
</cfquery> 
  
<h2>cfselect Example</h2> 
<!-- The cfif statement is true if the form was submitted. 
    Show the selected names. ---> 
<cfif IsDefined("form.employeeid")> 
    <!--- The form was submitted. ---> 
    <h3>You Selected the following employees</h3> 
    <cfif form.employeeid IS ""> 
        <!--- Select All option was selected. Show all employees. ---> 
        <cfoutput query="GetAllEmployees"> 
            #name#<br> 
            Email: #email#<br><br> 
        </cfoutput> 
    <cfelse> 
        <!---  
            Use a query of queries to get the data for the selected users.  
            Form.employeeid is a comma-delimited list of selected employee IDs.  
        ---> 
        <cfquery name = "GetSelectedEmployees" dbtype="query"> 
            SELECT Emp_ID, EMail, Phone, Department, FirstName, LastName, 
                FirstName 
 
||' ' ||lastName as Name 
            FROM GetAllEmployees 
            WHERE Emp_ID in (#form.employeeid#) 
        </cfquery>     
        <!--- Display the names and e-mail addresses from the query. ---> 
        <cfoutput query="GetSelectedEmployees"> 
            #firstName# #lastName#<br> 
            Email: #email#<br> 
            <br> 
        </cfoutput> 
    </cfif>  
</cfif> 
  
<!--- The cfform tag posts back to the current page. ---> 
<h3>Select one or more employees</h3> 
<cfform action = "#CGI.SCRIPT_NAME#"> 
    <!---  
            Use cfselect to present the query's LastName column,  
            grouped by department.  
            Allow Multiple selections. 
        ---> 
    <cfselect  
        name = "employeeid" 
        size = "15" 
        multiple="yes" 
        required = "Yes"
        message = "Select one or more employee names" 
        query = "GetAllEmployees" 
        group="Department"
        display ="name" 
        value ="emp_id" 
        queryPosition="Below"> 
        <!--- Add an option to select all employees. ---> 
        <option value = "">Select All</option> 
    </cfselect><br><br> 
    <input type="Submit"> 
</cfform> 

Example 2: With data bindingThe following example uses binding to fill in the options list of the Cities control only after the user selects a state. (In this example, only two states, California and New Jersey, have city entries.)The CFML page is the simplest part of the example. It consists of the following lines:

<html> 
<head> 
</head> 
<body> 
<cfform name="mycfform"> 
    <!---  
        The States selector.  
        The bindonload attribute is required to fill the selector.  
    ---> 
    <cfselect name="state" bind="cfc:bindFcns.getstates()" bindonload="true"> 
        <option name="0">--state--</option> 
    </cfselect> 
    <cfselect name="city" bind="cfc:bindFcns.getcities({state})"> 
        <option name="0">--city--</option> 
    </cfselect> 
</cfform> 
</body> 
</html>

The BindFcns CFC has three functions: getstates, to get the states; getcities, to get the cities; and an internal getXmlData function that parses an XML file to get the state and city information. The following examples shows the CFC:

<cfcomponent> 
    <cffunction name="getXmlData" output="true"> 
        <cfset var xmlData = "">  
        <cffile action="read" file="#expandpath('.')#\states.xml"
            variable="xmlData"> 
        <cfset xmlData = XmlParse(xmlData)> 
        <cfreturn xmlData> 
    </cffunction>  
  
    <cffunction name="getstates" access="remote"> 
        <cfset state = arraynew(2)> 
        <cfset xmlData = getXmlData()> 
        <cfset numStates = 0> 
        <cfset state[1][1] = "0"> 
        <cfset state[1][2] = "--state--"> 
        <cfset numStates = ArrayLen(xmlData.states.XmlChildren)> 
        <cfloop from="1" to="#numStates#" index="j"> 
            <cfset state[j+1][1] =  
                ltrim(xmlData.states.state[j].XmlAttributes.abr)> 
            <cfset state[j+1][2] = ltrim(xmlData.states.state[j].name.xmlText)> 
        </cfloop> 
        <cfreturn state> 
    </cffunction> 
  
    <cffunction name="getcities" access="remote"> 
        <cfargument name="state" required="yes"> 
        <cfset var city = arraynew(2)> 
        <cfset var xmlData = getXmlData()> 
        <cfset var numStates = 0> 
        <cfset var numCities = 0> 
<cflog text="In getcities"> 
        <cfset city[1][1] = "0"> 
        <cfset city[1][2] = "--city--"> 
        <cftry> 
            <cfset numStates = ArrayLen(xmlData.states.XmlChildren)> 
            <cfloop from="1" to="#numStates#" index="j"> 
                <cfif xmlData.states.state[j].XmlAttributes.abr eq state> 
                    <cfset numCities = 
                        ArrayLen(xmlData.states.state[j].cities.XmlChildren)> 
                    <cfloop from="1" to="#numCities#" index="k"> 
                        <cfset city[k+1][1] =    ltrim(xmlData.states.state[j].cities.city[k].XmlAttributes.name)> 
                        <cfset city[k+1][2] = ltrim(xmlData.states.state[j].cities.city[k].XmlAttributes.name)> 
                    </cfloop> 
                    <cfbreak> 
                </cfif> 
            </cfloop> 
        <cfcatch type="any"> 
            <!--- Do nothing. ---> 
        </cfcatch> 
        </cftry>  
        <cfreturn city> 
    </cffunction> 
      
</cfcomponent>

The states.xml file has the following code. To keep the code short, only two states have cities, and only four states are listed.

<states> 
    <state abr="NJ"> 
        <name>New Jersey</name> 
        <cities> 
            <city name="Edison" /> 
            <city name="Rahway" /> 
            <city name="Atlantic City" /> 
            <city name="Hoboken" /> 
            <city name="Jersey City" /> 
            <city name="Newark" /> 
            <city name="Trenton" /> 
            <city name="Union City" /> 
        </cities> 
    </state> 
    <state abr="CA"> 
        <name>California</name> 
        <cities> 
            <city name="Anaheim" /> 
            <city name="Beverly Hills" /> 
            <city name="Elk Grove" /> 
            <city name="Fairfield" /> 
            <city name="Fremont" /> 
            <city name="Indian Wells" /> 
            <city name="Long Beach" /> 
        </cities> 
    </state> 
    <state abr="ME"> 
        <name>Maine</name> 
    </state> 
    <state abr="MA"> 
        <name>Massachusetts</name> 
    </state> 
</states> 

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