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how do I get <cfdirectory> to only display the files in the directory, not the folders?
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Question by:JoshDale
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11816116
Hi JoshDale,
<cfdirectory
   action = "directory action"
   directory = "directory name"
   name = "query name"
   filter = "list filter"
   mode = "permission"
   sort = "sort specification"
   newDirectory = "new directory name">

now what you can do is in filter is make it like *.* or something..
there is nothing specific which can only filter file and not the folder in coldfusion.

so if you use the filter like *.* it will bring all the files but if there is dot in the name of the folder it will bring that too... so you can do like this
*.??? and it will bring the files probably.

Regards,
---Pinal
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11816133
Hi JoshDale,
also there is one good piece of code on the macromedia site which brings all the directory ( just opposite to what you want but still good to know may be we can use it)
<cfdirectory directory="C:/temp" name="dirQuery" action="LIST">
 To list only directories, you must loop over the query returned by cfdirectory and test the type field.
The following example creates both an array of directory names and a query that contains entries for the directories only.
<!--- Get an array of directory names. --->
<cfset dirsArray=arraynew(1)>
<cfset i=1>
<cfloop query="dirQuery">
<cfif dirQuery.type IS "dir">
<cfset dirsArray[i]=dirQuery.name>
<cfset i = i + 1>
</cfif>
</cfloop>
<cfdump var="#dirsArray#">
<br>
<!--- Get all directory information in a query of queries.--->
<cfquery dbtype="query" name="dirsOnly">
SELECT * FROM dirQuery
WHERE TYPE='Dir'
</cfquery>
<cfdump var="#dirsOnly#">

Regards,
---Pinal
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11816140
Hi JoshDale,

Ignore my first messsage. this is the answer to your question.
<cfdirectory directory="C:/temp" name="dirQuery" action="LIST">
 
<!--- Get an array of directory names. --->
<cfset dirsArray=arraynew(1)>
<cfset i=1>
<cfloop query="dirQuery">
<cfif dirQuery.type IS "file">
<cfset dirsArray[i]=dirQuery.name>
<cfset i = i + 1>
</cfif>
</cfloop>
<cfdump var="#dirsArray#">
<br>
<!--- Get all directory information in a query of queries.--->
<cfquery dbtype="query" name="dirsOnly">
SELECT * FROM dirQuery
WHERE TYPE='Dir'
</cfquery>
<cfdump var="#dirsOnly#">



Regards,
---Pinal
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by:pinaldave
ID: 11816146
Hi JoshDale, Typo fixed.
<cfdirectory directory="C:/temp" name="dirQuery" action="LIST">
 To list only directories, you must loop over the query returned by cfdirectory and test the type field.
The following example creates both an array of directory names and a query that contains entries for the directories only.
<!--- Get an array of directory names. --->
<cfset dirsArray=arraynew(1)>
<cfset i=1>
<cfloop query="dirQuery">
<cfif dirQuery.type IS "file">
<cfset dirsArray[i]=dirQuery.name>
<cfset i = i + 1>
</cfif>
</cfloop>
<cfdump var="#dirsArray#">
<br>
<!--- Get all directory information in a query of queries.--->
<cfquery dbtype="query" name="dirsOnly">
SELECT * FROM dirQuery
WHERE TYPE='file'
</cfquery>
<cfdump var="#dirsOnly#">


Regards,
---Pinal
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anandkp earned 1500 total points
ID: 11817662
<cfdirectory directory="C:/temp" name="dirQuery" action="LIST">
 
<cfoutput query="dirQuery">
      <cfif dirQuery.type IS "file">
            #dirQuery.name#<br>
      </cfif>
</cfoutput>

I dont see the need for the rest of the code [from above]
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by:JoshDale
ID: 11825112
Simple answers get points, thanks.
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by:pinaldave
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that is the way to go. :)
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by:anandkp
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Thou i dont see why it was graded as B ...
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