I have a process that takes files from our main server and pushes them over to a different public server.
I am able to use queries to compare how many of the files have been moved. Each time a loop is completed, the public server's table is updated by 1 record, so querying the public database at any point would show updated progress each time its checked, and the main server table has a fixed number of matching records that would be easy to figure out a percentage complete.
I have scoured google and experts exchange and found nothing but ways to make spinning wheels or animated gifs that do nothing to compare how far along a process is. I am a beginner programmer and most familiar with coldfusion, and can make something like this work by constantly refreshing the page, manually or even with forced page redirects, but I know there must be a way to call the information and display it with a visual progress indicator without having to build in forced page refreshes.