Calling a CFC directly from a form

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Is it possible to call a CFC directly from the action tag in <cfform>?

if not what is the best way to invoke the cfc from a form?

Question by:Hulfy
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SidFishes earned 500 total points
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yes you can

<form method="post" action="com/myCFC.cfc?method=yourFunction">

however best practice says when designing cfc's, all input should be agnostic (to allow for other potential inputs like web services) and should use arguments

to do this create a form handler

<form method="post" action="actFormHandler.cfm">

<input type=="hidden" name="formid" value="f1">
<input type="submit">

in actFormHandler.cfm

<cfswitch expression="form.formid">

<cfcase value="f1">
<cfinvoke component="com.myCfc"
                  ReturnVariable = "results">
      <cfinvokeargument name="ID" value="#form.ID#">            
      <cfinvokeargument name="value2" value="#form.value2#">            


note in either case you need to add access="remote" to your cfc function

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Expert Comment

ID: 22844490
oh and if you're not already use arguments in the cffunction

<cffunction name="doFormPost1" hint="I process a form"
      <cfargument name="ID" required="true">
      <cfargument name="value2" required="true">

<!--- do stuff --->


Author Comment

ID: 22848151
Thanks Sid

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