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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For starters name all of your CF files with a. ColdFusion is a lot like HTML in that it uses tags to define many functions, this may make it easier to learn. The database is the backend of any CF website. There is nothing stopping you from being a ColdFusion developer within a week! Look at the following Example:.

What follows is a list of datatypes and what is commonly used to input into them. Microsoft Access is a relational database which means you can relate the tables to one another.

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To do this first upload the database file and then tell your server administrator you need a DSN set up with XXXX name using Microsoft Access Drivers, and tell them the location of the database file.


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However most NT hosting packages do already include ColdFusion so for the person who does not own their own server this pricing difference will not have much affect. Tutoriall 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.

For the comment variable I include the ParagraphFormat function. Finally you must correctly specify the field datatype. Create the following Fields and Datatypes:. How to do this will be explained in this article. When creating your Database there are some things you should know. Then notice the CFOUTPUT tags have a query argument, this tells it that it is drawing info from a query and also sometimes you will use multiple queries on one page, this tells it which query to use.

This tutorial series was originally written inand may be out of date. There are some notes on the above table. Stay tuned for my next article which will cover advanced intermediate coding techniques and more advanced SQL. In this article you will be shown how to construct and use basic SQL statements which can be applied to any server side scripting language, not only CF. This is a link to another page that also passes the FriendID as an argument.


Now lets examine the above. In addition you can include a wildcard for these criteria expressions. Start the course today! Now that you know the basics of what you need to create a database integrated website it is time to put everything together.

Depending on the extension of the filename to be served. Completing this course will help you on your way to be hired as a ColdFusion developer, should that be a chosen career path.

Suppose you had a database of all your friends, you would name the table Friends and name the form fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex. Tutorixl of all never include a space in your field names.

Using a database greatly enhances your ability to add and remove content, and all in all it requires less work to set up. Then I list the variables as before with one exception. First lets make a page that lets people search the database.

View the course online, download the PDF or even view the eBook. Finally notice what is in the More Info column.