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Manage projects in ColdFusion Builder

  1. ColdFusion User Guide
  2. Introduction to ColdFusion
    1. About Adobe ColdFusion
    2. Download Adobe ColdFusion
    3. What's new in ColdFusion (2021 release)
    4. ColdFusion (2021 release) Release Notes
    5. Deprecated Features
    6. REST enhancements in ColdFusion (2018 release)
    7. Server Auto-Lockdown
    8. Asynchronous programming
    9. Docker images for ColdFusion
  3. Adobe ColdFusion (2021 release)
    1. Install ColdFusion- Zip Installer
    2. Install ColdFusion- GUI Installer
    3. ColdFusion Licensing and Activation
    4. ColdFusion Package Manager
    5. CFSetup configuration tool
    6. SAML in ColdFusion
    7. ColdFusion and Amazon S3
    8. ColdFusion and DynamoDB
    9. ColdFusion and Amazon SQS
    10. ColdFusion and Amazon SNS
    11. ColdFusion and MongoDB
    12. ColdFusion and Azure Blob
    13. ColdFusion and Azure Service Bus
    14. New and updated language enancements
    15. Multi-cloud storage services
    16. Multi-cloud RDS databases
    17. ColdFusion and Azure Cosmos DB
  4. Install ColdFusion
    1. ColdFusion server profiles
    2. Prepare to install ColdFusion
    3. Install the server configuration
    4. Install the JEE configuration
    5. Install ColdFusion Express
    6. Install integrated technologies
    7. Configure your system
    8. Troubleshoot installation issues
    9. Install ColdFusion silently
    10. Install Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release) hotfix
    11. ColdFusion (2018 release) - Install JEE configuration
  5. Use ColdFusion
    1. Command Line Interface (CLI)
    2. External session storage
    3. Generate Swagger documents
    4. Language enhancements
    5. NTLM support
    6. New and changed functions/tags in Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
    7. PDF enhancements
    8. Security enhancements in ColdFusion (2016 release)
  6. Performance Monitoring Toolset
    1. Auto-discovery of ColdFusion nodes and clusters
    2. Code profiler in ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    3. Configure ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset settings
    4. Install ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    5. Overview of ColdFusion Performance Monitoring Toolset
    6. View cluster and node metrics
    7. View data source metrics
    8. View external services
    9. View incoming services
    10. View list of sites and busy connections
    11. View topology of sites
    12. Datastore Health Monitoring
    13. Performance Monitoring Toolset Update 1
    14. Secure Performance Monitoring Toolset with HTTPS/SSL
    15. 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. Add a ColdFusion server
    3. Project Manager
    4. Work with ColdFusion code
    5. Profile preferences
    6. Debug applications
    7. Refactoring
    8. Services Browser
    9. RDS support
    10. PMT Code Profiler integration
    11. Security Analyzer report integration
    12. 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. CFML Reference
    1. Introduction to CFML Reference
      1. New functions in ColdFusion (2018 release)
      2. New and changed functions/tags in Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release)
      3. Script supported tags and functions
      4. New and changed tags/functions in ColdFusion 11
    2. Reserved words and variables
      1. Reserved words and variables
      2. Reserved words
      3. Scope-specific built-in variables
      4. Custom tag variables
      5. ColdFusion tag-specific variables
      6. CGI environment (CGI Scope) variables
    3. ColdFusion tags
      1. ColdFusion tags
      2. Tags in ColdFusion 10
      3. Tag summary
      4. Tags by function
      5. Tag changes since ColdFusion 5
      6. Tags a-b
      7. Tags c
      8. Tags d-e
      9. Tags f
      10. Tags g-h
      11. Tags i
      12. Tags j-l
      13. Tags m-o
      14. Tags p-q
      15. Tags r-s
      16. Tags t
      17. Tags u-z
    4. ColdFusion functions
      1. ColdFusion functions
      2. New functions in ColdFusion 10
      3. ColdFusion functions by category
      4. Function changes since ColdFusion 5
      5. Functions a-b
      6. Functions c-d
      7. Functions e-g
      8. Functions h-im
      9. Functions in-k
      10. Functions l
      11. Functions m-r
      12. Functions s
      13. Functions t-z
      14. BooleanFormat
    5. Ajax JavaScript functions
      1. Ajax JavaScript functions
      2. Function summary Ajax
      3. ColdFusion.Ajax.submitForm
      4. ColdFusion.Autosuggest.getAutosuggestObject
      5. ColdFusion.Layout.enableSourceBind
      6. ColdFusion.MessageBox.getMessageBoxObject
      7. ColdFusion.ProgressBar.getProgressBarObject
      8. ColdFusion.MessageBox.isMessageBoxDefined
      9. JavaScriptFunctionsinColdFusion9Update1
    6. ColdFusion ActionScript functions
      1. ColdFusion ActionScript functions
      2. CF.http
      3. CF.query
    7. ColdFusion mobile functions
      1. ColdFusion Mobile Functions
      2. Accelerometer Functions
      3. Camera Functions
      4. Connection Functions
      5. Contact Functions
      6. Event Functions
      7. File System Functions
      8. Geolocation Functions
      9. Media and Capture Functions
      10. Notification Functions
      11. Splash Screen Functions
      12. Storage Functions
    8. Application.cfc reference
      1. Application.CFC reference
      2. Application variables
      3. Method summary
      4. onAbort
      5. onApplicationEnd
      6. onApplicationStart
      7. onMissingTemplate
      8. onCFCRequest
      9. onError
      10. onRequestEnd
      11. onRequest
      12. onRequestStart
      13. onServerStart
      14. onSessionEnd
      15. onSessionStart
    9. Script functions implemented as CFCs
      1. Script Functions Implemented as CFCs
      2. Accessing the functions
      3. Function summary
      4. ftp
      5. http
      6. mail
      7. pdf
      8. query
      9. Script functions implemented as CFCs in ColdFusion 9 Update 1
      10. storedproc
    10. ColdFusion Flash Form style reference
      1. Styles valid for all controls
      2. Styles for cfform
      3. Styles for cfformgroup with horizontal or vertical type attributes
      4. Styles for box-style cfformgroup elements
      5. Styles for cfformgroup with accordion type attribute
      6. Styles for cfformgroup with tabnavigator type attribute
      7. Styles for cfformitem with hrule or vrule type attributes
      8. Styles for cfinput with radio, checkbox, button, image, or submit type attributes
      9. Styles for cftextarea tag and cfinput with text, password, or hidden type attributes
      10. Styles for cfselect with size attribute value of 1
      11. Styles for cfselect with size attribute value greater than 1
      12. Styles for cfcalendar tag and cfinput with dateField type attribute
      13. Styles for the cfgrid tag
      14. Styles for the cftree tag
      15. ColdFusion Flash Form Style Reference
    11. ColdFusion event gateway reference
      1. ColdFusion Event Gateway reference
      2. addEvent
      3. CFEvent
      4. CFEventclass
      5. Constructor
      6. Gateway development interfaces and classes
      7. getStatus
      8. setCFCPath
      9. setCFCMethod
      10. getOriginatorID
      11. getLogger
      12. getBuddyList
      13. getBuddyInfo
      14. IM gateway message sending commands
      15. IM Gateway GatewayHelper class methods
      16. onIncomingMessage
      17. onIMServerMessage
      18. onBuddyStatus
      19. onAddBuddyResponse
      20. onAddBuddyRequest
      21. IM Gateway CFC incoming message methods
      22. IM gateway methods and commands
      23. CFML CFEvent structure
      24. warn
      25. info
      26. setOriginatorID
      27. data command
      28. submit Multi command
      29. submit command
      30. setGatewayType
      31. setGatewayID
      32. setData
      33. setCFCListeners
      34. outgoingMessage
      35. getStatusTimeStamp
      36. numberOfMessagesReceived
      37. numberOfMessagesSent
      38. removeBuddy
      39. removeDeny
      40. removePermit
      41. setNickName
      42. setPermitMode
      43. setStatus
      44. SMS Gateway CFEvent structure and commands
      45. SMS Gateway incoming message CFEvent structure
      46. getStatusAsString
      47. getProtocolName
      48. getPermitMode
      49. getPermitList
      50. getNickName
      51. getName
      52. getDenyList
      53. getCustomAwayMessage
      54. getQueueSize
      55. getMaxQueueSize
      56. getHelper
      57. getGatewayType
      58. getGatewayServices
      59. getGatewayID_1
      60. getGatewayID
      61. getData
      62. getCFCTimeout
      63. setCFCTimeout
      64. getCFCPath
      65. getCFCMethod
      66. GatewayServices class
      67. Gateway interface
      68. GatewayHelper interface
      69. addPermit
      70. addDeny
      71. addBuddy
      72. error
      73. debug
      74. Logger class
      75. stop
      76. start
      77. CFML event gateway SendGatewayMessage data parameter
      78. restart
      79. fatal
      80. SMS gateway message sending commands
    12. ColdFusion C++ CFX Reference
      1. C++ class overview
      2. Deprecated class methods
      3. CCFXException class
      4. CCFXQuery class
      5. CCFXRequest class
      6. CCFXStringSet class
      7. ColdFusion C++ CFX Reference
    13. ColdFusion Java CFX reference
      1. ColdFusion Java CFX reference
      2. Class libraries overview
      3. Custom tag interface
      4. Query interface
      5. Request interface
      6. Response interface
      7. Debugging classes reference
    14. WDDX JavaScript Objects
      1. WDDX JavaScript objects
      2. JavaScript object overview
      3. WddxRecordset object
      4. WddxSerializer object
  12. Develop ColdFusion applications
    1. Introducing ColdFusion
      1. Introducing ColdFusion
      2. About ColdFusion
      3. About Internet applications and web application servers
      4. About JEE and the ColdFusion architecture
    2. Changes in ColdFusion
      1. Changes in ColdFusion
      2. Replacement of JRun with Tomcat
      3. Security enhancements
      4. ColdFusion WebSocket
      5. Enhanced Java integration
      6. ColdFusion ORM search for indexing and search
      7. Solr enhancements
      8. Scheduler enhancements
      9. Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
      10. RESTful Web Services in ColdFusion
      11. Lazy loading across client and server in ColdFusion
      12. Web service enhancements
      13. Displaying geolocation
      14. Client-side charting
      15. Caching enhancements
      16. Server update using ColdFusion Administrator
      17. Secure Profile for ColdFusion Administrator
    3. Introduction to application development
      1. Introduction to application development using ColdFusion
      2. Using the Developing ColdFusion Applications guide
      3. About Adobe ColdFusion documentation for Developers
    4. The CFML programming language
      1. The CFML programming language
      2. Elements of CFML
      3. ColdFusion variables
      4. Expressions and number signs
      5. Arrays and structures
      6. Extend ColdFusion pages with CFML scripting
      7. Regular expressions in functions
      8. ColdFusion language enhancements
      9. Built-in functions as first class citizen
      10. Data types- Developing guide
    5. Building blocks of ColdFusion applications
      1. Building blocks of ColdFusion applications
      2. Create ColdFusion elements
      3. Write and call user-defined functions
      4. Build and use ColdFusion Components
      5. Create and use custom CFML tags
      6. Build custom CFXAPI tags
      7. Use the member functions
      8. Object Oriented Programming in ColdFusion
    6. Develop CFML applications
      1. Develop CFML applications
      2. Design and optimize a ColdFusion application
      3. Handle errors
      4. Use persistent data and locking
      5. Use ColdFusion threads
      6. Secure applications
      7. Client-side CFML (for mobile development)
      8. Use the ColdFusion debugger
      9. Debugging and Troubleshooting Applications
      10. Develop globalized applications
      11. REST enhancements in ColdFusion
      12. Authentication through OAuth
      13. Social enhancements
    7. Develop mobile applications
      1. Mobile application development
      2. Build mobile applications
      3. Debug mobile applications
      4. Inspect mobile applications
      5. Package mobile applications
      6. Troubleshoot mobile applications
      7. Device detection
      8. Client-side CFML
      9. Mobile Templates
      10. Code samples to build a mobile application
    8. Access and use data
      1. Access and use data
      2. Introduction to Databases and SQL
      3. Access and retrieve data
      4. Update database
      5. Use Query of Queries
      6. Manage LDAP directories
      7. Solr search support
    9. ColdFusion ORM
      1. ColdFusion ORM
      2. Introducing ColdFusion ORM
      3. ORM architecture
      4. Configure ORM
      5. Define ORM mapping
      6. Work with objects
      7. ORM session management
      8. Transaction and concurrency
      9. Use HQL queries
      10. Autogenerate database schema
      11. Support for multiple data sources for ORM
      12. ColdFusion ORM search
    10. ColdFusion and HTML5
      1. ColdFusion and HTML 5
      2. Use ColdFusion Web Sockets
      3. Media Player enhancements
      4. Client-side charting
      5. Display geolocation data
    11. Flex and AIR integration in ColdFusion
      1. Flex and AIR integration in ColdFusion
      2. Use the Flash Remoting Service
      3. Use Flash Remoting Update
      4. Offline AIR application support
      5. Proxy ActionScript classes for ColdFusion services
      6. Use LiveCycle Data Services ES assembler
      7. Use server-side ActionScript
    12. Request and present information
      1. Request and present information
      2. Retrieve and format data
      3. Build dynamic forms with cfform tags
      4. Validate data
      5. Create forms in Flash
      6. Create skinnable XML forms
      7. Use Ajax data and development features
      8. Use Ajax User Interface components and features
    13. Office file interoperability
      1. Office file interoperability
      2. Using cfdocument
      3. Using cfpresentation
      4. Using cfspreadsheet
      5. Supported Office conversion formats
      6. SharePoint integration
    14. ColdFusion portlets
      1. ColdFusion portlets
      2. Run a ColdFusion portlet on a JBoss portal server
      3. Run a ColdFusion portlet on a WebSphere portal server
      4. Common methods used in portlet.cfc
      5. ColdFusion portlet components
      6. Support for JSR-286
    15. Work with documents, charts, and reports
      1. Work with documents, charts, and reports
      2. Manipulate PDF forms in ColdFusion
      3. Assemble PDF documents
      4. Create and manipulate ColdFusion images
      5. Create charts and graphs
      6. Create reports and documents for printing
      7. Create reports with Report Builder
      8. Create slide presentations
    16. Use web elements and external objects
      1. Use web elements and external objects
      2. Use XML and WDDX
      3. Use web services
      4. Use ColdFusion web services
      5. Integrate JEE and Java elements in CFML applications
      6. Use Microsoft .NET assemblies
      7. Integrate COM and CORBA objects in CFML applications
    17. Use external resources
      1. Send and receive e-mail
      2. Interact with Microsoft Exchange servers
      3. Interact with remote servers
      4. Manage files on the server
      5. Use event gateways
      6. Create custom event gateways
      7. Use the ColdFusion extensions for Eclipse
      8. Use the data services messaging event gateway
      9. Use the data management event gateway
      10. Use the FMS event gateway
      11. Use the instant messaging event gateways
      12. Use the SMS event gateway


About projects

Projects contain resources such as ColdFusion components, interfaces, and CFML pages that you can use to develop ColdFusion applications.

Each project is stored in a default workspace. The workspace stores your projects and other metadata. The preferred workspace location is the ColdFusion document root

You can associate a project with a ColdFusion server. By doing so, you can test the project before final deployment.


To preview files in your project using a web browser, ensure that you have set your project location to the ColdFusion document root.

To do any CFML development in ColdFusion Builder, you first create a ColdFusion project. To know more about creating a project in ColdFusion Builder, see Creating a ColdFusion project.

Creating a ColdFusion project

The Project Builder wizard guides you through the steps of creating a ColdFusion project.

Enter project information

  1. Right-click in the Navigator area and click New > ColdFusion Project.

  2. In the Project Builder wizard, specify the project name.

  3. To change the default project location, deselect Use Default Location.

  4. Click Next to specify the ColdFusion server details.

Enter server details

  1. Select a server from the Server pop-up menu. If you have not configured a ColdFusion server, then click Add Server to add a server. For more information about setting up a ColdFusion Server, see Adding ColdFusion servers.


    If the project is in the server web root, then the Sample URL box is automatically populated with the server URL. For example,, where is the server host, 8500 is the port number, and eval is the project name.

  2. Specify your preview settings to use an external web browser by selecting a web browser installed on your computer. The internal browsers are selected, by default.

  3. Click Next.

Add existing sources

  1. In this step, you can:

    • Link existing resources folder to the project.
    • Select previously configured applications with the current project.
  2. Click Add to select the folder to link to the project.

  3. Click Finish to build a new ColdFusion project.

For more information about linking resources, see Link to resources outside the workspace.

Configure properties for projects and servers

You can use the Properties dialog box in ColdFusion Builder to configure project properties and server settings.

To open this dialog box, right-click the project in the Navigator view and select Properties.

Configure project properties

  1. Select ColdFusion Project from the left pane of the Properties dialog box. You can add and remove external projects as links here.

Configure variable mappings

You use variable mappings to provide Code Assist for component variables that are not defined in the file being edited or in the included files.

  1. In the Properties dialog box, you see a tree-view structure on the left. Select ColdFusion Variable Mappings.

  2. Click New.

  3. In the Variable Name field, specify the name of the variable to map, for example, application.cfc1

  4. In the Mapped To field, enter the fully qualified name of the project variable, for example, com.adobe.mycfcs.cfc1

Configure server settings

  • To open the ColdFusion Server Settings page, select ColdFusion Server Settings in the left pane of the Properties dialog box.
  • To create a ColdFusion Server instance, use the Servers pop-up menu.If you have already configured a server instance, you can assign it to your ColdFusion project. For more information about creating a server instance, see Adding ColdFusion servers.

Add ColdFusion pages, interfaces, and components

ColdFusion Builder provides wizards that guide you through the creation of ColdFusion pages, interfaces, and components.

Create a ColdFusion page

  1. Right-click the ColdFusion project in the Navigator.

  2. Click New > ColdFusion Page.

  3. In the New ColdFusion Page wizard, specify a name for the ColdFusion (CFM) page.

  4. Click Finish.

Create a ColdFusion component

  1. Right-click the ColdFusion project in the Navigator.

  2. Click New > ColdFusion Component.

  3. In the New ColdFusion Component  wizard , specify the following:

    • Component name
    • Hint to identify the component (optional).
    • Any component that you want to extend.
    • Any interface that you want to implement.
  4. Select the output type to be true or false.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Add to specify the component property details, such as the property name, display name, hint, and default value.

  7. Enter or select a property type from the Type drop-down list.

  8. (optional) Select Add Getter and select its access type from the Access drop-down list.

  9. (optional) Select Add Setter and select its access type from the Access drop-down list.

  10. Click OK to return to the New ColdFusion Component wizard.

  11. To add functions to the ColdFusion component, click Add Function.

  12. In the New Function wizard, specify the functions details, such as the function name, display name, hint, access type, return type, roles, and output type.

  13. Click OK.

  14. To add arguments to the selected function, click Add Argument.

  15. In the New Function Argument dialog box, specify the argument name, display name, hint, argument type, and the default value of the argument.


    The options for the argument type are the same as the argument type options for ColdFusion Interface.

  16. Click OK.

  17. Click Finish to create a ColdFusion component (CFC file).


    You can use Outline View to navigate through the functions and tags that you add to your ColdFusion page or ColdFusion component.

Create a ColdFusion interface

  1. Right-click the ColdFusion project in the Navigator.

  2. Click New > ColdFusion Interface.

  3. In the New ColdFusion Interface wizard, specify the interface name, hint, and display name.

  4. To extend another interface, browse or specify the name of the CFC.

  5. Click Add Functions to add a function and specify its details, such as the function name, function hint, return type, roles, and output (true or false).

  6. Click Add Arguments to specify the arguments for the selected function. Enter or select an argument type from the Type drop-down list.

  7. Click Finish to create a ColdFusion interface.

Add other files

You can also add the following types of files to your ColdFusion project:

  • .html
  • .js
  • .css
  • .lxr (lexer file)
  • .col (colorization file)
  • .sdoc (ScriptDoc file)
  • Untitled versions of the preceding files

In addition, you can create generic text files, folders, and projects. You add these files to a project much as you add ColdFusion pages or components. To add any of these files to a project, do the following:

  1. Right-click the project.

  2. Select New > Other.

  3. Expand Project Files to specify a filename or expand Untitled Files to create an untitled file.

  4. Select the file that you want to create.

    • If you are creating an untitled file, click Finish.
    • If you selected Project Files, click Next and specify the filename. Then click Finish.

Create CFM/CFC files outside the workspace

You can create CFM/CFC files outside the workspace using the File view.

  1. In the File view, right-click the local folder in which you want to create the CFM/CFC file.

  2. Select New > ColdFusion Page/ColdFusion Component/ColdFusion Interface and then specify the details.

Set Launch Page

You can designate a specific file as the Launch Page for your project. This page is loaded when you run/debug a file in the project.

  1. In the Navigator view, select the page to set as Start Page.

  2. Right-click the page and then select Set As Start Page.

To disable a page from being the Launch Page,

  1. In the Project View, right-click the project and then select Properties > ColdFusion Project.

  2. In the Start Page Setting, deselect Use Start Page.

Dynamically generate Start Page URL for framework applications using extensions

See Extension support for setting Launch Page----

Set URL Prefix

  1. In the Navigator view, select the project or folder for which you want to specify a URL prefix.

  2. Right-click the selected project or folder and select Set URL Prefix.

  3. Enter the URL for the selected resource.

Import, export, and delete projects

Import projects

You can import both ColdFusion and non-ColdFusion projects into ColdFusion Builder.

  1. Right-click in the Navigator view and select Import.

  2. In the Import wizard, select ColdFusion > Import Existing Projects.

  3. In the Import ColdFusion Project dialog box, browse and select the project location. A list of all projects is displayed.

  4. Click Refresh to search and refresh the project list.

  5. Select Show All Projects to display all non-ColdFusion and non-ColdFusion Builder projects in the same location.

  6. Select Add ColdFusion Nature To Non-ColdFusion Projects to apply ColdFusion Builder functionality, such as preview, editing, and debugging, to non-ColdFusion Builder projects.

  7. Select the appropriate projects and click Finish.


    Importing a project retains the project properties including the server details, launching settings, browser details, application details, and linked folders.

Import code profiler data

  1. Once you download a profile as .json file, you can use ColdFusion Builder to import the profile and can debug further.

  2. In ColdFusion Builder, right-click on a project, click Import, and choose Import Code Profiler Data.

  3. Choose the .json file and click Finish.

  4. Right-click on the project, click Performance Monitoring Toolset Profiler > Run Performance Monitoring Toolset Profiler.

    Double-click any item to view the line in the file.

Export projects

You can export files and folders from a ColdFusion Builder or non-ColdFusion Builder project to a designated location. However, for ColdFusion Builder projects, ColdFusion Builder functionality like server settings, preferences, and such are not exported.

  1. Right-click in the Navigator view and select Export.

  2. In the Export wizard, select ColdFusion > Export.

  3. In the Export Project dialog box, browse and select the location where you want to export the project.

  4. Click Select All to export all files and folders within the project, or click Filter Types to specify the files that you want to export.

  5. Click Finish to export your project to the designated location.

Delete projects

When you delete a project, you remove the project from the current workspace. You can also remove the project from your computer’s file system at the same time.

  1. Right-click in the Navigator view and select Delete.

  2. To remove the project from the workspace and the file system, select Delete Project Contents On Disk. The project is then permanently removed from the file system; you cannot undo the command.

Cloak projects and files

In ColdFusion Builder, you can cloak or hide files, file types, and folders from all synchronization, upload, download operations. This feature is useful if you have a large directory of files that you want to exclude from your synchronization or uploads.

You can cloak a file or folder in two ways:

  • Right-click the file or folder in the Navigator view and select Synchronize > Cloak this file type. To uncloak the file type, right-click the file or folder and select Synchronize > Uncloak this file type.
  • Set up your preferences to cloak certain file types, using wildcards and regular expressions by performing the following actions:
  1. Right-click the file or folder in the Navigator view and select Synchronize > Advanced Cloaking Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, click  the   icon .

  3. In the Ignore File/Folder dialog box, specify the file or folder name.

  4. Click OK. The specified file or folder is displayed in the list of files on which cloaking has been applied.

Link to resources outside the workspace

You can link to resources outside the project and workspace. This feature is useful when you have to use resources that are available on shared locations. The linked resource or the folder that contains linked resources appear as follows:

Link to resources outside workspace

  1. In the Navigator view of ColdFusion Builder, right-click the project to add the linked resources to.

  2. Select the resource that you want to link. For example, if you want to link to a folder, select New > Folder.

  3. Enter a name for the resource that you are linking. If you do not enter a name, the default name of the resource is taken.

  4. Click Advanced.

  5. Select Link to folder in the file system. Enter or browse to the resource location.

  6. Click Finish to link the resource to your project.

Use path variables to link to resources

When you link to resources, you can define path variables instead of providing the full path to where the resource is stored. You can define a path variable and then set the path to the resource that you want to link to.

  1. In the Navigator view of ColdFusion Builder, right-click the project to add the linked resources to.

  2. Select the resource that you want to link. For example, if you want to link to a folder, select New > Folder.

  3. Enter a name for the resource that you are linking. If you do not enter a name, the default name of the resource is taken.

  4. Click Advanced.

  5. Select Link to folder in the file system. Enter or browse to the resource location.

  6. Click Variables.

  7. You can select an existing path variable or click New to create a path variable.


    The list of existing resource variables is also available by selecting Window > Preferences from the main menu and then selecting General > Workspace > Linked Resources. You can edit and create linked resource variables using the Linked Resources dialog box.

  8. To create a path variable, enter a name for the resource and browse to or provide the full path to the resource. Click OK to add the path variable to the path.

  9. Click Finish to link the resource to your project.

Import and export projects using FTP

Importing a project from an FTP location

  1. Right-click the project in the Navigator and click Import.

  2. Click Remote Systems and choose Remote file system. Click Next.

  3. Choose a filesystem from the drop-down list or browse to a folder from the list of connections.

  4. To create a connection, click New and choose FTP Only. Click Next to continue.

  5. Enter username and password to continue. You can see all the files ( cfc , cfm , and so on) of the directory listed in the dialog box. The files are ready for import. Choose or ignore the files you want to import.

  6. To start importing the files, click Finish.

Exporting a project to an FTP location

  1. Right-click the project in the Navigator and click Export.

  2. Click Remote Systems and choose Remote file system. Click Next.

  3. Choose the project and the project files to export to a remote location.

  4. To start exporting the files, click Finish.

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