THIS TAG HAS BEEN DEPRECATED

For a full list of deprecated features, refer to Deprecated features.

Description

Builds a table in a ColdFusion page. This tag renders data as preformatted text, or, with the HTMLTable attribute, in an HTML table. If you don't want to write HTML table tag code, or if your data can be presented as preformatted text, use this tag. Preformatted text (defined in HTML with the <pre> and </pre> tags) displays text in a fixed-width font. It displays white space and line breaks exactly as they are written within the pre tags. For more information, see an HTML reference guide.
To define table column and row characteristics, use the cfcol tag within this tag.

Category

Syntax

query = "query name"
border
colHeaders
colSpacing = "number of spaces"
headerLines = "number of lines"
HTMLTable
maxRows = "maxrows table"
startRow = "row number">
...
</cftable>

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

cfcolcfcontentcflogcfoutputcfprocessingdirectiveRetrieving data in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

Attributes

Attribute

Req/Opt

Default

Description

query

Required

 

Name of cfquery from which to draw data.

border

Optional

 

Displays a border around the table. If you use this attribute (regardless of its value), ColdFusion displays a border around the table.Use this only if you use the HTMLTable attribute.

colHeaders

Optional

 

Displays column heads. If you use this attribute, also use the cfcol tag header attribute to define them. If you use this attribute (regardless of its value), ColdFusion displays column heads.

colSpacing

Optional

2

Number of spaces between columns.

headerLines

Optional

2

Number of lines to use for table header (the default leaves one line between header and first row of table).

HTMLTable

Optional

 

Renders data in an HTML 3.0 table.
If you use this attribute (regardless of its value), ColdFusion renders data in an HTML table.

maxRows

Optional

 

Maximum number of rows to display in the table.

startRow

Optional

1

The query result row to put in the first table row.

Usage

This tag aligns table data, sets column widths, and defines column heads. At least one cfcol tag is required within this tag. Put cfcol and cftable tags adjacent in a page. The only tag that you can nest within this tag is the cfcol tag. You cannot nest cftable tags.
To display the cfcol header text, specify the cfcol header and the cftable colHeader attribute. If you specify either attribute without the other, the header does not display and no error is thrown.

Example

returned from a query. --->
<!--- This query selects employee information from cfdocexamples datasource. --->
<cfquery name = "GetEmployees" dataSource = "cfdocexamples">
SELECT Emp_ID, FirstName, LastName, EMail, Phone, Department
FROM Employees
</cfquery>

<html>
<body>
<h3>cftable Example</h3>

<!--- Note use of HTMLTable attribute to display cftable as an HTML table,
rather than as PRE formatted information. --->
<cftable query = "GetEmployees"
startRow = "1" colSpacing = "3" HTMLTable>
<!--- Each cfcol tag sets width of a column in table, and specifies header
information and text/CFML with which to fill cell. --->
<cfcol header = "<b>ID</b>"
align = "Left"
width = 2
text= "#Emp_ID#">

<cfcol header = "<b>Name/Email</b>"
align = "Left"
width = 15
text= "<a href = 'mailto:#Email#'>#FirstName# #LastName#</A>">

<cfcol header = "<b>Phone Number</b>"
align = "Center"
width = 15
text= "#Phone#">
</cftable>
</body>
</html>

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