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ColdFusion MX 7 Tutorial


ColdFusion is a powerful platform-independent server-side technology used to create powerful database-driven applications. Built into ColdFusion is an application server which uses the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). ColdFusion MX7 can be run on various web servers, and includes a JRUN web server that can be used for development purposes. CFML offers built-in tags and functions so users do not have to have a background in programming in order to use ColdFusion. ColdFusion MX7 provides for customized tags and components making it much easier than other languages to extend and customize the language to fit the needs of any application. author Candyce Mairs guides you through the use of these features to build your own site. Included are work files so you may work along with her. To begin learning simply click the links.

Introduction

Welcome
Course Topics
Course Prerequisites
Software Requirements/Installation

The Role of Coldfusion

Client-Server Environment
Static vs. Dynamic Requests
Coldfusion Defined
Coldfusion Editors

Course Setup

Installing Coldfusion
Testing the Setup
Installing the Course Files
Installing Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Preferences
Installing the Course Database

Introducing Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Interface
Setup the Course Site
Application Panel
Preview Options
Browser Setup

Coldfusion Fundamentals

Working with Templates
Basic CFML Tags
Commenting Code
CF Includes
Processing Flow
Creating Header/Footer Templates
Build Basic Template

CFML Basics

What is a Variable?
Set/Display Variables
Expressions
Working with Expressions Pt.1
Working with Expressions Pt.2
Lists
Arrays Pt.1
Arrays Pt.2
Structures
CF Operators
Using CF Datatypes
CFDUMP

CF Functions

What is a function?
Basic CFML Functions Pt.1
Basic CFML Functions Pt.1
Common Functions

ColdFusion Variables

Variable Scopes
HTML Statelessness
URL Variables
Passing/Displaying URL Variables
Testing for URL Variables Pt.1
Testing for URL Variables Pt.2

CFML Conditionals/Loops

Conditional Processing
If Statements
Switch Statements
What is a Looping Statement?
CF Looping
Index Loops
List Loops
Nested Loops
Default Value Variables

Databases

Relational Databases
Connection Basics
Set Up the Course Database
Review Course Database

Basic SQL Statements

SELECT Statement Syntax
INSERT Statement Syntax
UPDATE Statement Syntax
DELETE Statement Syntax
INNER JOIN
SQL Wildcard
Using the Recordset Builder

Creating Data-Driven Pages

CFQUERY Tag
Displaying Database Data
Display All Query Rows
Using Query Variables
Grouping Result Output
Using the Dynamic Table
Using Data-Drill Down
Recordset Paging
Debugging Queries

Coldfusion Forms

Form Basics
Form Methods
Creating Forms Pt 1
Creating Forms Pt 2
Form Tag
Form Processing
Fields Not Submitted
Testing for Variables

Form Data Validation

Types of Form Validation
Behaviors
Redirecting the User
Server-Side Validation

Coldfusion Form Tags

CFFORM Tag
CFINPUT/CFTEXTAREA
SUMA Form
CFSELECT
Combine Static Options
Preserving Form Data

Change/Add Data Using Forms

Inserting Data
CFINSERT
Form with CFINSERT
Updating Data
CFUPDATE
An Update Interface
Deleting Data

Form to Email

The Process
CFMAIL
Email from Forms

Debugging/Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Debugging Options
Preventing Problems

Closing

Additional Resources
Coldfusion Hosting

Credits

About the Author


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