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How do I split a complex URL string in Coldfusion?

Posted on 2010-09-20
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Hello,

I have a URL string with multiple query parameters.  What I would like to do is use a <cfscript function to split the string based on each variable and then build an array with it that will be returned.

In other words, say I have the following URL string:

www.example.com/test.cfm?test1=foo&test2=foo2&test3=foo3

What I woudl like to do is pass that string into a function and then output the variables in an array.

Example of outputted array: ( I know this is not what it looks like when you dump it, but I'm sure you know what I mean.)

test1 | foo
test2 | foo2
test3 | foo3

Thank you very much in advance!!!!
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Question by:stracqan
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Should be something like this...
<CFSET qs = "www.example.com/test.cfm?test1=foo&test2=foo2&test3=foo3">
<CFSET qsparams = LISTLAST(qs,"?")>

<CFSET myarray = arraynew(2)>
<CFLOOP FROM="1" TO="#listlen(qsparams,"&")#" index="i">
   <CFSET thisparam = LISTGETAT(qsparams,i,"&")>
   <CFSET myarray[i][1] = LISTFIRST(thisparam,"=")>
   <CFSET myarray[i][2] = LISTLAST(thisparam,"=")>
</CFLOOP>

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>> LISTFIRST(thisparam,"=")

Just watch out for empty values.  CF list functions tend to ignore those.  If you think you might have empty values like:  something=(empty value)

     www.example.com/test.cfm?test1=foo&something=

Then you might want to use ListToArray(string, delim, preserveEmptyElements)  instead.
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Worked Perfectly!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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