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Creating an XML file with ColdFusion

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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I need to loop through a query to create an xml file. How do I create a file using CF? I thought maybe cffile but I don't see an attribute for "new", just things like append, delete, move etc... Am I missing something here? I've used cfheader to send content to the browser but just not sure how to create a file and place in on the server.

Any help would be appreciated GREATLY!!!!
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<cfsaveconent variable="xmlString">
<!--- XML CREATION CODE HERE--->
</cfsavecontent>

<cffile action = "write" file = "c:\myXml.xml" output="#xmlString#">

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Thanks Russell!

When I try this approach I get the following error:
"Context validation error for tag cfsavecontent.  
The end tag </cfsavecontent> encountered on line 28 at column 3 requires a matching start tag.  "

At first I thought it was the XML I was trying to insert there but even if I remove all content in the <!--- XML CREATION CODE HERE---> section I still get the error.  The XML als test fine on it's own.  

Any thoughts?
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