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Linking to a 'detail-page'

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I have just installed CF and am now disapointed to discover that it seems to lack a basic 'feature' that is available in ASP.

I am developing from Dreamweaver MX 2004.

I don't like manually coding where it can be avoided.  I know I can achieve what I want to do by manually coding, but in ASP pages it's not necessary...

All I want to do is link to a detail page passing an ID parameter.  When using the ASP server model, in the Server Behaviours drop down, there is an item to 'Go to Detail page' which pops up a nice little form where you can specify the detail page you want to go to, the parameter that you want to pass etc. etc.

In CF, this option isn't available, and seemingly I have to do it manually ??!

Am I missing something (quite possible, I've only been using it for a couple of hours so far) or is it simply that CF is more labour intensive and requires more manual coding ?

Any thoughts about :

a/ how to acheve my 'go to detail page' welcomed and,
b/ what have I really gained by getting CF over basic ASP??  So far I'm not sure!!

Offering a lot of points relative to an easy question - particularly for some useful thoughts on point b/
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thanks !  is that free ?  (don't laugh - genuine question!)

Is that an app. in its own right, or is it used within DW ?

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U cld also use HOMESITE for this or modify ur Dreamweaver environment !

http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/downloads/

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CFStudio - Its a application in its own - just download the exe & run it on ur machine.

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okay, don't answer that - I have found out the answer to that myself...it's a few quid !

BUT could you answer this ...

With Studio, how much is stuff menu driven, i.e. saving time with no manual coding

AND

Would I abandon Dreamweaver MX 2004 and work just in Studio - does everything port over from DW to Studio ??

Thanks

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sorry, our posts crossed ....

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okay, please excuse the dumb newbie question, but can you help me out here...

is CFStudio different to Studio MX (the package that includes DW MX, Flash MX, Fireworks and Freehand) ??

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Increasing the points to generate some more interest ;-)

Summary of questions:

I use DW MX 2004, now in-conjuction with ColdFusion MX 6.1 - just bought it...

anandkp suggests 'CFStudio' but I'm confused as to what that is...

So far, I can't find many (any !) advantages of CF over basic ASP devt.  and as per my first post, it even seems to have less functionality on the face of it. (I do appreciate it has tons of tags, but I'm not that interested in teaching myself to code manually, it's not really my thing - I like menu driven stuff being basically lazy !!)

Where am I going wrong guys ?!  What obvious thing have I missed ?!
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Okay, thanks guys...

Splitting points.  Thanks to anandkp for suggesting CFStudio which got me investigating what all that's about.

Thanks to shooksm for developing my understanding more fully, and giving helpful background thoughts.

Most thanks to billy for now posting the actual code I need...which has of course worked perfectly !  Perhaps I will stick with DW for now persevere with learning to code better !

Cheers y'all

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