How do I use Ajax with Coldfusion 9 to dynamically display results of a SQL query?

Hello

I have a cold fusion page that pulls data from a database table that updates regularly (Cisco Call Center table that tells me how many calls are holding). I want to have the database call results dynamically update on the web page that displays them.

I know that I can accomplish this with the language I am using (Coldfusion) and the AJAX integration it offers. I can't figure out starting point though. I am looking for code examples or direction to an example for this specific implimentation.
thanks

Erik
heliontechAsked:
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PluckaCommented:
You can do a javascript timer that will fire ever X seconds and call the ajax

The ajax call will return the data and update the page

Here is a sample without the timer

http://tutorial13.learncf.com/
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Bhavesh ShahLead AnalysistCommented:
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sir-falCommented:
The easiest way is just to use a little bit of jQuery...

all you have to do is create a coldfusion page that lists all the calls (HTML) and then get it with a simple jQuery get()

the example will load the content of http://www.myServer.com/callList.cfm (it will refresh the data 250ms after it has been loaded; so it should always be up to date) into the div in the page... it's a super basic example... but enough to get you going :)

 
<html>
	<head>
		...
		<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
		<script type="text/javascript">
			$(document).ready(function(){
				setTimeout("loadCalls()",250);
			});
			
			function loadCalls() {
				var mySourcePage = "http://www.myServer.com/callList.cfm";
				$.get(mySourcePage,function(data){
					$("#callList").html(data);
					setTimeout("loadCalls()",250);
				});
			}
		</script>
		...
	</head>
	<body>


		.... 
		<div id="callList"></div>
		...
	</body>
</html>

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