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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Now that you know the basics of what you need to create a database integrated website it is tutoriap to put everything together. Create a Database named Friends, and a table within it named Friends.

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. Look at the following statement:.

Suppose you had a database of all your friends, you would name the table Friends tutorizl name the form fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex. ColdFusion was created as a commercial product by the Allaire Corporation. Stay tuned for my next article which will cover advanced intermediate coding techniques and more advanced SQL. 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.

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.


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. Enter your email address below to join our mailling tuorial and receive updates and information.

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Take this website for example. SQL is the bridge between the frontend of your website and the backend. Finally notice what is in the More Info column. 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.

So to use these languages you need to install them on your server. Microsoft Access is a relational database which means you can relate the tables to one another. Then fill in the appropriate values for a number of people.

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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 tag can be put anywhere tuutorial 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.


Now we have the database, lets make a website for it. Start the course today! 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. There are some notes on the above table.


Now look at the next statement:. Look at the following Example:. Using a database greatly enhances your ability to add and remove content, and all in all it requires less work to set up. A server side scripting language works with an interpreter.

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There is no teaching for teaching’s sake in this course; even the sample application you will build is a useful application. This tutorial series was originally written inand may be out of date.

Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page as I did with the sex variable. For the purposes of this tutorial we will be cf,l Microsoft Access.

With its many articles without the use of a database a separate web page would have to be made for each and every article. First lets make a page that lets people search the database. See Table 1 for other search clauses.