Nested # signs - variable cfquery

Posted on 2003-03-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am sending a variable from one page to the next  called "person" - via http://page.cfm?person=#person#

the cfquery on page 2 looks like this:

<cfquery "address" datasource="whatever">
SELECT #person#
FROM book

All i want to do is return a list of the row data from the column person; however, I have run into nested pound signs in my cfloop, i.e.:

returns - an error about the "."

or if cfoutput query is used:

<cfoutput query="address">#person#</cfoutput>
returns - the variable value (i.e. Bob) for every datarow in table

any easy solution to this?

I tried put the variable together with <cfset> - if didn't work. I know I have incountered this before - just can't remember how I fixed it.

thanks for any help
Question by:flood92
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TallerMike earned 200 total points
ID: 8231425

Or this:

<cfoutput>#Evaluate("address." & person)#</cfoutput>

Or this:

<cfoutput query="address">#Evaluate(person)#</cfoutput>
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Expert Comment

ID: 8231599
are you sure your query is right? if #person# resolves to Bob, your query is basically

<cfquery "address" datasource="whatever">
FROM book

all this will return is the string "Bob". You probably want something like:
SELECT column_name
FROM book
WHERE person = '#person#'
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Expert Comment

ID: 8232831
A combination of above 2 suggestions shld help u out !


Author Comment

ID: 8234314
Thanks TallerMike that worked.

jyokum - the query is right - "Bob" would be the datatable column name, i.e. I am selecting a column and displaying everything in the column. Bob would click on his name on the page to show his list of data on the next page.

Thanks again

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