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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The first major difference is that ColdFusion scripts do not have to display their source code like every other scripting language, cfm, is possible to run encrypted versions of the scripts. With its many articles ccml the use of a database a separate web page would have to be made for each and every article. 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.

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. 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. There is no teaching for teaching’s sake in this course; even the sample application you will build is a useful application.

Comprising of written information about different ColdFusion features and matching hands on chapters that tutoriial you how to use tutorkal concepts that were just covered.

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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.


Now that you know the basics of what you need tutlrial create a database integrated website it is time to put everything together. SQL is a very straightforward language. Here are some newer tutorials you might like to check out: What this statement would do is return all your male friends. Suppose you had a database of all your friends, you would name the table Friends and name the tutkrial fields Name, Height, Weight, and Sex. The second note is that the memo datatype does have a limit, however it is so large you will likely never reach it.

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.

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ColdFusion was created as a commercial product by the Allaire Corporation. Lets take a look at that page now. Sure you could automate things with SSI but you would still have to make a separate page for each article.

Completing this course will help you tktorial your way to be hired as a ColdFusion developer, should that be a chosen career path. There are some notes on the above table. First of all never include a space in your field names. 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.

Any part of the SQL statement can be substituted with a variable passed from a previous page as I did with the sex variable. Microsoft Access is a relational database which means you can relate the tables to one another.


Mailing List Enter your email address below to join our mailling list and receive updates and information. Now look at the next statement:.


Then fill in the appropriate values for a number of people. How to do this will be explained in this article. First of all The autonumber datatype is perfect for numbering articles.

There is nothing stopping you from being a ColdFusion developer within a week!

Learn CF in a Week is a community driven training program that teaches all the basics you need to tutogial a ColdFusion Developer in one week. See Table 1 for other search clauses. Using a database greatly enhances your ability to add and remove content, and all in all it requires less work to set up.

The time will tutotial come when you need to work with a database for a website. For starters name all of your CF files with a. What follows is a list of datatypes and what is commonly used to input into them. There are 3 main programming languages used to access databases. Finally notice what is in the Tutoral Info column.

View the course online, download the PDF or even view the eBook. Depending on the extension of the filename to be served. Create a Database named Friends, and a table within it named Friends.

Cold Fusion Tutorials

A server side scripting language works with an interpreter. 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. Stay tuned for my next article which will cover advanced intermediate coding techniques and more advanced SQL.

First lets make a page that lets people search the database.