This page lists features of Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) that are deprecated, deprecated and unsupported, and removed.

  • Deprecated: Adobe does not recommend using a deprecated feature set as a part of any new application development. It also means that Adobe will not be making any additions/enhancements/modifications to the existing functionality. However, Adobe will still provide fixes to bugs, including security fixes, that prevent the functionality of the feature described in the documentation.
  • Deprecated and unsupported: A deprecated and unsupported feature will also be not eligible for any kind of bug fixes. However, if there is a security vulnerability/issue in such a feature, Adobe will be addressing it.
  • Removed: The feature will not be available in ColdFusion and can no longer be used.
  • Retired: Retired features will not be available as a part of the default installation. These features will have to be enabled explicitly by users by modifying/copying certain files. Such features are also deprecated and unsupported.
Feature Deprecated since Deprecated and unsupported since Removed since Retired since
Server Monitor     Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)  
cfscript support for script-based CFCs, such as query and storedproc. Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)      
Service layer CFC's webservices, such as pdfs and images. Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)      
COM/DCOM Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)      
Flex remoting       Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
BlazeDS       Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)

cfindex's attributes:

  • docBoost
  • fieldBoost
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cfschedule's attribute- requestTimeOut   Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
Flash forms ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
UI Tags based on YUI toolkit - cftree, cfcalendarcfmenu, cfsprydataset       Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Portlets   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)   Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
Event gateway - Jabber, Flash Media server Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
Server Manager Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release) Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
Report Builder   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
   
cfreport   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)    
cftable Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
ColdFusion System Probes Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cfchart- format flash Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cffileupload Flash component Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cfmediaplayer Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
XML Forms ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
HTMLEditFormat ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cfapplet ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
cfsprydataset ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
LCDS Integration ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
CORBA Integration ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
AIR Integration ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
cfslider, cftree, and cfgrid format = "applet" ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
cfpresentation for flash presentation ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
cfdocument for flashpaper ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
ColdFusion actionscript functions (CF.query, CF.http) ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
  Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)
cfschedule - requestTimeOut attribute ColdFusion 11 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
cfcache- cachedirectory and timeout attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfcollection - map and repair options of the action attribute ColdFusion MX 7 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cferror - monitor option of the exception attribute ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cffile - system value for attributes attribute, temporary value for attributes attribute ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfform - passthrough attribute, enableCAB attribute ColdFusion MX 7 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfftp - agentname attribute ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfgraph ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfgraphdata ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfgridupdate - connectString, dbName, dbServer, dbType, provider, and providerDSN attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfinput - passthrough attribute ColdFusion MX 7 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfinput - autosuggest attribute   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)    
cfinput - sourcefortooltip attribute   Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)    
cfinsert - connectString, dbName, dbServer, dbType, provider,providerDSN attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfldap - filterFile attribute ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cflog - date, thread, and time attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfquery - connectString, dbName, dbServer, provider, providerDSN,sql attributes. The following dbType attribute values: dynamic, ODBC, Oracle73, Oracle80, Sybase11, OLEDB, and DB2 ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfsearch - external, language attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfselect - passthrough attribute ColdFusion MX 7 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfservlet ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfservletparam ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfslider - img, imgStyle, grooveColor, refreshLabel,tickmarkimages, tickmarklabels, tickmarkmajor, and tickmarkminor attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfstoredproc - connectString, dbName, dbServer, dbtype, provider, and providerDSN attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cftextinput ColdFusion MX 7 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
cfupdate - connectString, dbName, dbServer, dbtype, provider, and providerDSN attributes ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) ColdFusion 11  
GetMetricData - cacheops parameter ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
GetK2ServerDocCount ColdFusion MX 6.1 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
GetK2ServerDocCountLimit ColdFusion MX 6.1 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
GetTemplatePath ColdFusion MX Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
IsK2ServerABroker ColdFusion MX 6.1 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
IsK2ServerDocCountExceeded ColdFusion MX 6.1 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
IsK2ServerOnLine ColdFusion MX 6.1 Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
ParameterExists ColdFusion MX. Use the IsDefined function. Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    
SetLocale - locale="Spanish (Mexican)" ColdFusion MX. Use locale="Spanish (Standard)" Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)    

Portlets

From ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 3 onwards, you will not be able to create portlets. We have deprecated portlets.

However, you can still use portlets in WebSphere Application Server 6.1 and higher.

JBoss server does not support portlets.

As a workaround, you can download the following:

  1. Portlets archive from this location. (Checksum: 93273a7b4ab8c650e5fa9cece518e099)
  2. Extract the downloaded zip to <CF_HOME>/cfusion/.
  3. Add the following in web.xml located in <CF_HOME>/cfusion/wwwroot/WEB-INF.
<!-- WSRP portlet Filter for wsrp producer -->
               <!-- begin WSRP -->
    <filter>
               <filter-name>WSRPFilter</filter-name>
               <filter-class>coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter</filter-class>
               <init-param>
                   <param-name>filter.class</param-name>
                   <param-value>coldfusion.portlet.wsrp.ProviderImpl</param-value>
               </init-param>
    </filter>
    <!-- end WSRP -->
               
               <!-- WSRP portlet Filter for wsrp producer -->
   <!-- begin WSRP -->
   <filter-mapping>
               <filter-name>WSRPFilter</filter-name>
               <servlet-name>WSRPProducer</servlet-name>
   </filter-mapping>    
   <!-- end WSRP -->
   
   
     <!-- WSRP producer servlet.. -->
               <!-- begin WSRP -->
    <servlet>
               <servlet-name>WSRPProducer</servlet-name>
               <servlet-class>coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet</servlet-class>
               <init-param>
                              <param-name>servlet.class</param-name>
                              <param-value>org.apache.axis.transport.http.AxisServlet</param-value>
               </init-param>
               <load-on-startup>101</load-on-startup>
    </servlet>
    <!-- end WSRP -->
               
                  <!--  WSRP producer servlet mapping.. -->
   <!-- begin WSRP -->
   <servlet-mapping>
        <servlet-name>WSRPProducer</servlet-name>
        <url-pattern>/WSRPProducer/*</url-pattern>
   </servlet-mapping>
   <!-- end WSRP -->

YUI and Spry

We have deprecated YUI and Spry libraries in ColdFusion 2016 (Update 3) and removed the following JavaScript libraries:

  • <cfusion_webroot>\cf_scripts\scripts\ajax\yui
  • <cfusion_webroot>\cf_scripts\scripts\ajax\spry
  • <cfusion_webroot>\cf_scripts\scripts\ajax\resources\yui

As a result, the following tags that use the YUI and Spry features would be impacted:

  • cfmenu
  • cftree
  • cftooptip
  • cfcalendar
  • cfinput (autosuggest attribute)
  • cfinput (sourcefortooltip attribute)
  • cfsprydataset

As a workaround, you can manually download the removed files from the following locations and copy them in ColdFusion's webroot, at the directories listed above.

  • YUI (Checksum: 827e0f8395d176ac28f46ed5e78004fd)
  • Spry (Checksum: 750c275c20b291f00c1ba92c855a09d7)

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