Learn CF in a Week is a OpenSource ColdFusion training course that teaches people everything they need to know to be a ColdFusion developer. In this tutorial we will be aiming to accomplish the following: We’re going to download and install Adobe ColdFusion 8, and create a. Using ColdFusion Variables. ColdFusion variable is created by assigning a value to it.

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With its many articles without the use of a database a separate web page would have to be made for each and every article. As a commercial product it has some features different from other Server Side Scripting Languages.

What this statement would do is return all your male friends. Everytime a new article is added it will simply generate an ID for it which can be used for a variety of purposes since each article will have a unique ID. Lets take a look at that page now. The time will eventually come when tutoriial need to work with a database for a website. Look at the following statement:. Now lets examine it. This is a link to another page that also passes the FriendID as an argument.

This tutorial series was originally written inand may be out of date. ColdFusion is tutoiral lot like HTML in that it uses tags to define many functions, this may make it easier to learn. View the course online, download the PDF or even view the eBook.

This course was created by community experts who specialize in the different fields they wrote about, and cover all the essential skills.

Cold Fusion Tutorials

Comprising of written information about different ColdFusion features and matching hands on chapters that show you how to use the concepts that were just covered. The Learn CF in a Week course is an open source project. This article will futorial you how to use ColdFusion to access a database from a website and use it to display information.


All assets and materials supplied by the course can be used by anyone who wishes to learn ColdFusion for themselves or wishes to teach others. There is no teaching for teaching’s sake in this course; even the sample application you will build is a useful application.

Cold Fusion Tutorials

Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information. Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page as I did with the sex variable. A server side scripting language works with an interpreter.

Start the course today! To do this first upload the database file and then tutoriap your server administrator you need a DSN set up with XXXX name using Microsoft Access Drivers, and tell them tuforial location of the database file. First of all never include a space in your field names. The focus of this course is for you to learn all the skills you need to be a developer using real world scenarios.

First lets make a page that lets people search the database. For starters name all of your CF files with a. Or you can simply put a double when you need to use a pound sign for another purpose.

This will ttuorial problems later. First of all The autonumber datatype is perfect for numbering articles. ColdFusion was created as a commercial product by the Allaire Corporation. You should thtorial be able to create a fully database integrated ColdFusion website. Stay tuned for my next article which will cover advanced intermediate coding techniques and more advanced SQL.

Throughout the course, you will take a basic HTML web site and add ColdFusion logic to it until you have a fully functioning ColdFusion web site that is ready to be launched. Suppose you had a database of all your friends, you would name the table Friends and name the dfml fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex.


What follows is a list of datatypes and what is commonly used to input into them. So to use these languages you need to install them on cfm server.

For the comment variable I include the ParagraphFormat function. Finally you must correctly specify the field datatype. Now lets examine the above.

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SQL is a hutorial straightforward language. Now that you know the basics of what you need to create a database integrated website it is time to put everything together. See Table 1 for other search clauses.

Look at the following Example:. Microsoft Access is a relational database which means you can relate the tables to one another. Depending on the extension of the filename to be served. When creating cmfl Database there are some things you should know. The word LIKE is a search clause. However most NT hosting packages do already include ColdFusion so for the person who does not own their own server this pricing tutorail will not have much affect.

The first major difference is that ColdFusion scripts do not have to display their source code like every other scripting language, it is possible to run encrypted versions of the scripts.