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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If you do not wish to work as a ColdFusion developer but wish to gain some ColdFusion knowledge, then this course is also for you. This article will tutoriap you how to use ColdFusion to access a database from a website and use it to display information.

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How to do this will be explained in this article. Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information. Now look at the next statement:. Depending on the extension of the filename to be served. You should now be able to create a fully database integrated ColdFusion website. 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.

Now this article assumes you know how to work a database and are familiar with basic terms such as Field, Row, and Table.

See Table 1 for other search clauses. The second note is that the memo datatype does have a limit, however it is so large you will likely never reach it. This tag can be put anywhere in a webpage, it can be put in the middle of an HTML tag it does not matter, what this does if tell the CF interpreter that you are going to display a variable.

For starters name all of your CF files with a. This allows for individuals to sell their own scripts without fear of piracy, however it has the side effect of stemming the flow of free open source CF scripts for use by the learning webmaster.

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. When creating your Database there are some things you should know. First of all The autonumber datatype is perfect for numbering articles. Start the course today! Look at the following Example:. What follows is a cfmo of datatypes and what is commonly used to input tutodial them.

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Create a Database named Friends, and a table within it named Friends. SQL is the bridge between the frontend of your website and the backend. This will cause problems later.


Then I list the variables as before with one exception. As a commercial product it has some features different from other Server Side Scripting Languages. Using a database greatly enhances your ability to add and remove content, and all in all it requires less work to set up.

This tutorial series was originally written inand may be out of date. Sure you could automate things with SSI but you would still have to make a separate page for each article. Tutoriap assets and materials supplied by the course can be used by anyone who wishes to learn ColdFusion for themselves or wishes to teach others.

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. Finally notice what is in the More Info column.

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For the purposes of this tutorial we will be using Microsoft Access. There are some notes on the above table. Look at the following statement:. With its many articles without the use of a database a separate web page would have to be made for each and every article. View the course online, download the PDF or even view the eBook.

Stay tuned for my next article which will cover advanced intermediate coding techniques and more advanced SQL.

The Learn CF in a Week course is an open source project. Microsoft Access is a relational database which means you can relate the tables to one another. Now we have the database, lets make a website for it.

Now lets examine it. Tuotrial is a link to another page that also passes the FriendID as an argument.

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 cdml query to use. For the comment variable I include the ParagraphFormat function. The database is the backend of cfmk CF website. So to use these languages you need to install them on your server.


Mailing List Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information. 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. 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.

The focus of this course is for you to learn all the skills you need to be a developer using real world scenarios. Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page as I did with the sex variable. 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.

In addition you can include a wildcard for these criteria expressions. The content taught in the course is not designed to tell you about everything to do with ColdFusion, but to give you the knowledge you will need in day to day programming and for tasks you will come across on a daily basis. This time for the output I do not put it in a table since each ID is unique and I know only one row will be returned. 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.

Finally you must correctly specify the field datatype.

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