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CFCACHE or Query Caching for page optimization?

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hi, i've got a coldfusion application that outputs database information into a dynamic calendar.  i'm trying to optimize the performance so i was looking at using either cfcache or caching the query itself.

now the calendar uses a dynamic url to generate which month & year someone is looking at, so using either of the two options will result in multiple pages/queries being cached. keeping that in mind, which option is best to use? is one better suited for having multiple caches based on dynamic queries?
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I generaly only cache at the query level if I have a query in a template that gets <cfincluded> in multiple pages or gets called often and the values returned by the query are always going to be the same. For example if I have a table listing all the states in the US to populate a <cfselect> tag.

If you want to speed up the performance of a specific page that produces different output based on the value of its url parameters then I you want to use the cfcache method.

here is a good article on coldfusion caching:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/cfcaching.html
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