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ColdFusion is a server-side rapid application development platform originally created by Allaire and now sold by Adobe, implementing the dynamic general purpose CFML programming language. The term ColdFusion is sometimes colloquially used to refer to the CFML language (Cold Fusion Markup Language), but can also include discussions of the server software implementation. ColdFusion runs using a customised version of Apache Tomcat. Earlier versions are bundled with JRun.

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Am using a custom tag and am getting an Invalid CFML Construct error on the following:

Invalid CFML construct found on line 27 at column 10.

26 : <cfscript>
27 : cfparam( 'attributes.action', 'new' );
28 : cfparam( 'attributes.fieldList', '' );
29 : cfparam( 'attributes.return', 'variables' );
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how do I reset where a CF Tag file is being pulled from within a cold fusion file?

debug is providing these filepaths:

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/CF_Tags/InetRightLinks.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/CF_Tags/InetTopLinks.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/bottomInet.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/centralinv/InetTopHierMenu.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/secure/CF_Tags/InetCGLinks.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/secure/InetDate.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/secure/InetLeftMenu.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 D:/inetpub/wwwroot/secure/payment.htm

Within the file the CF_InetLeftMenus.cfm file for instance? What is directing the htm file, payment.htm in this case, to pull from that directory vs. the CF_tags file under inetpub or wwwroot. Any yes I know the CF-Tag file configuration is messed up. Old set up I had nothing to do with.

I'm assuming something needs to be modified w/in the CF admin panel but what?
I have a search (with drop downs and input boxes) and results page using ColdFusion and Access. Displayed on the results is a link to a new search page with some criteria automatically filled for the user, and will click on the submit button to view the results.

Note: the search and results are on one page of code

How can I alter my link to automatically submit to view the results in lieu of having the user click submit?
Link code:
<a href="Search.cfm?RE=#RE#&JU=#JU#&SE=#SE#" target="_blank" ><font size=3>#RE#-#JU#-#SE#</font></a>

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I've been tasked to use a report query to create a new report w/ a different query. The query is sql w/in a Cold Fusion file. I've attached 2 files. FYI - queue_status_report_01.cfm is the file which is currently working w/o issue. The next file is queue_status_report_02.cfm, which has the new query added but nothing else.

My issue is with the output and the params for this. Which do I need to keep? Which do I need to pull...I'm sorry for the lengthy explanation but I'm looking for some guidance on what's being used that I can reuse with the old version to get the new version up and running.

Thanks for any help.

I am trying to create a simple HTML table and for some reason the columns in the header are not the same width has in the body. My code looks like:
	<table class="table AdTableStyle1 ManageSched" id="UserSchedule" border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0">
				<th >Day</th>
				<th >Date <span style="font-size:10px">(mm/dd/yyyy)</span></th>
				<th >Start Time</th>
				<th >End Time</th>
			<cfloop index="thisRow" from="1" to="#arrayLen(">


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We have a computer with Coldfusion on running website on a localhost. I tried to add a new website but by doing this I now cant connect to any local website.

I've clearly done something wrong but I dont know how to fix it.

Can anyone guide me into a repair

CFGRID runs into JSON Parse error while fetching data. However, sometimes 20K records come back in the grid while at other times, the error would display for 700 records.
In a.cfm I have:
<CFSET VerObj = New cfcomponents.VerFold.Ver_Users()>
<CFSET VerObj.Functiion_1(userid)>

In the next few template, c.cfm, I need to call a different function within Ver_Users.cfc I can do the same thing:
<CFSET VerObj = New cfcomponents.VerFold.Ver_Users()>
<CFSET VerObj.Function_2(userid)>

If I need to call the same cfc again from yet another template down the road and I keep doing this I think it is very awkward and repetitive? the purpose of using .cfc is so that I can reuse or call the functions by just doing:

<CFSET VerObj,Function_1()> or
<CFSET VerObj,Function_2()>

from anywhere without keep instantiating the cfc, am I correct? is there any example on how I can accomplish This?
Has anyone implemented SAML 2 using Coldfusion?

We would be the service provider and the identity provider for a single sign-on (SSO).

Seeking any sample code, CFC or anything to help jump start the project!

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I've wrapped each argument using val() per an earlier suggestion. This is eliminating the value cannot be converted to a number error but now the data isn't being pulled. Just an empty return.

I changed this:
<cfset countttl = #invcounts.15Count# + #invcounts.1530C# + #invcounts.30plusC#>

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to this:

<cfset countttl = val(invcounts.15Count) + val(invcounts.1530C) + val(invcounts.30plusC)>
<cfset dollarttl = val(invcounts.less15days) + val(invcounts.15to30Days) + val(invcounts.30plusDays)>

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I'm using a cfc file and one of the queries returning no data is:

<cfquery name="invCounts" datasource="#dsn#"  >
select /*+ NO_USE_HASH(T,F) */ sum(CASE WHEN P.ACCOUNTING_DATE between i.terms_date and i.terms_date + 15 THEN i.invoice_amount 
                                        ELSE 0 END) "less15days", 
       sum(CASE WHEN P.ACCOUNTING_DATE between i.terms_date and i.terms_date + 15 THEN 1 
                ELSE 0 END) "15Count", 
       sum(CASE WHEN P.ACCOUNTING_DATE between i.terms_date + 16 and nvl(F.NEW_DUE_DATE, F.ORG_DUE_DATE) THEN i.invoice_amount 
                ELSE 0 END) "15to30days", 
       sum(CASE WHEN P.ACCOUNTING_DATE between i.terms_date + 16 and nvl(F.NEW_DUE_DATE, F.ORG_DUE_DATE) THEN 1 
                ELSE 0 END) "1530C", 
       sum(CASE WHEN P.ACCOUNTING_DATE > nvl(F.NEW_DUE_DATE, F.ORG_DUE_DATE) THEN i.invoice_amount 
                ELSE 0 END) "30plusdays", 
       sum(CASE WHEN P.accounting_date > 

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I thought I had fixed the situation w/ the "The value " cannot be converted to a number." However its still showing up. I set up the parameter:

<cfparam name="form.period" default="0">

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And the form field as below:

                      <td class="maintxt12_bold"><span class="style9">Accounting Period:</span></td>
                      <td colspan="3" class="maintxt12_bold">
                       <input type="text" 
                      	 		message="The value cannot be converted to a number." 
                        &nbsp;<span class="Arial_Red12Bold">* MON-YYYY</span></td>

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when I pull the style="text-transform:uppercase"             everything works but if I leave that and pull the regex it breaks.

Does anyone see where I may be setting this up wrong?
The following script is producing invoices.  It was working fine in 4.5, but my server has upgraded to CF 7.0.  The first invoice is produced, and then I encounter the error,  I have removed all addresses from the database except for the 20 or so valid ones from people who bid in the auction.  I am not a CF expert, and I am freaking out a little bit.

Here is the code:


<title>SEND INVOICES</title>


<CFIF ParameterExists(ID) IS "NO"><CFSET ID=0></CFIF>
<CFIF ParameterExists(PASS) IS "NO"><CFSET PASS=0></CFIF>

<CFQUERY name="checkclose" datasource="DJS">select * from times where type='auction'</cfquery>
<CFIF #checkclose.enddate# LT #CreateODBCDateTIME(now())#>



<CFQUERY name="highbidder" datasource="DJS" maxrows="1">SELECT * FROM bids WHERE lot = #lot# ORDER BY bid DESC</CFQUERY>



I currently use a cfdiv to bind to a data file (data.cfm).
This data.cfm file simply creates a CFquery and a html Table..

When I use ColdFusion.Navigate I can refresh the above div (called div1) easily.

However I have changed m CfDiv into a std html div and I am trying to use the $ajax.load function to reload the div.

I believe my calling code is correct.


However it seems jquery just ignores the server side code in my data.cfm file.
If I makes a blank data.cfm with a few lines of html the do refresh ok.

But not my data.cfm with what I need.
cfquery and cfoutput & table.

Any help would be appreciated..
I'm trying to integrate a coldfusion app with MS sharepoint. Both sites are within the intranet so it shouldn't be anything network related. I'm able to browse to the wsdl file from a browser but the cfsharepoint tag part gives following error:

Unable to read WSDL from URL:

Here's my cf code snippet:
      login = {domain="",
      username="uname", password="pwd"};

            <cfsharepoint action="getlistcollection"
                  login="#login#"      name="result">

<cfdump var="#result#">
I have a JSON feed which dumps a Facebook Page timeline feed. For some reason, Facebook allows a linked URL to be part of the actual message that is sent via JSON. So if I had a FB post that included a link to a Youtube video, it comes through the JSON feed like

'check out my cool new video'

I'd prefer to strip out the url string from the JSON result and have it just give me

'check out my cool new video'

I know this has something to do with ReFindNoCase() or another similar thing, but I don't know how to write the code to strip it out and just leave me the message without the long url string.
Currently we are migrating from coldfusion 6 to coldfusion 2016.

<cfloop index="RSG004_i" from="1" to="#RSG004_dt.num#" step="1">

I want you to tell me how to deal with this error.
Thank you.

Am using ColdFusion version 8,

Am export my Db recordset datas using,

<cfsavecontent variable="report">XXXXX</cfsavecontent>

<cffile action="write"  file = "#fullfile#" output="#report#" nameconflict="overwrite">

It's export fine,but I need to expand excel column width.Please Refer my attachment , I got my excel output like my attachment.file:///tmp/mozilla_geetha2/Employee_Report-3.xls
Hi, Here is the code i am trying to convert PHP code in ColdFusion code

Here is the code i have
public static function calculateSignature($consumerId, $privateKey, $requestUrl, $requestMethod, $timestamp=null)
        if(is_null($timestamp) || !is_numeric($timestamp)){
            $timestamp = self::getMilliseconds();
         * Append values into string for signing
        $message = $consumerId."\n".$requestUrl."\n".strtoupper($requestMethod)."\n".$timestamp."\n";
         * Get RSA object for signing
        $rsa = new RSA();
        $decodedPrivateKey = base64_decode($privateKey);
         * Load private key
             * Make sure we use SHA256 for signing
            $signed = $rsa->sign($message);
             * Return Base64 Encode generated signature
            return base64_encode($signed);
        } else {
            throw new \Exception("Unable to load private key", 1446780146);

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I have been able to get the milliseconds using the java code which is like below

<cfset jDate = createObject("java", "java.util.Date")>
<cfdump var="#jDate.getTime()#">

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but other part of the php code i am unclear of what is happening
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We are looking to upgrade our coldfusion server (v 6.1) running server (2003) to a new server (server 2012) and ColdFusion 2016.

Looking for a solution/upgrade path.. If I need to upgrade first to a lower version.

If its not semi simple then possibly moving to another dev language.

Thanks in advance!
hi, i have the following json Code:

{"WhoisRecord": { "createdDate": "1997-09-15T00:00:00-0700", "updatedDate": "2015-06-12T10:38:52-0700", "expiresDate": "2020-09-13T21:00:00-0700", "registrant": { "name": "Dns Admin", "organization": "Google Inc.", "street1": "Please contact, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway", "city": "Mountain View", "state": "CA", "postalCode": "94043", "country": "UNITED STATES", "email": "", "telephone": "16502530000", "fax": "16506188571", "rawText": "Registrant Name: Dns Admin\u000aRegistrant Organization: Google Inc.\u000aRegistrant Street: Please contact, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway\u000aRegistrant City: Mountain View\u000aRegistrant State/Province: CA\u000aRegistrant Postal Code: 94043\u000aRegistrant Country: US\u000aRegistrant Phone: +1.6502530000\u000aRegistrant Fax: +1.6506188571\u000aRegistrant Email:" }, "administrativeContact": { "name": "DNS Admin", "organization": "Google Inc.", "street1": "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway", "city": "Mountain View", "state": "CA", "postalCode": "94043", "country": "UNITED STATES", "email": "", "telephone": "16506234000", "fax": "16506188571", "rawText": "Admin Name: DNS Admin\u000aAdmin Organization: Google Inc.\u000aAdmin Street: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway\u000aAdmin City: Mountain View\u000aAdmin State/Province: CA\u000aAdmin Postal Code: 94043\u000aAdmin Country: US\u000aAdmin Phone: 

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I've been using's code in my Application.cfc file to check for malicious input through FORM and URL variables, but I'm running into issues with hyphenated variable names (specifically Google's reCAPTCHA.) This is the code I use:

<cfloop collection="#form#" item="formelement">
    <cfif isSimpleValue(evaluate(formelement)) AND refindnocase(sqlregex, "#evaluate(formelement)#")>
        <cflocation url="messages.cfm?message=invalid">
        <cfset StructClear(form)>

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And this is the error I'm receiving:

Variable G is undefined.

Which makes sense, because it's looking at g-recaptcha-response. What do I need to do to my code to allow it to accept hyphenated variable names?

I have the following sample code

<cfset testuser = {}>
<cfset = []>
<cfset[1] = "Test">
<cfset[2] = "Test2">
<cfset[3] = {}>
<cfset[3].name = "user 1">
<cfset[3].email = "">
<cfset[3].email = []>
<cfset[3].email[1] = "">
<cfset[3].email[2] = "">
<cfset[3].email[3] = {}>
<cfset[3].email[3].nameuser = "user 1user2">
<cfset[3].email[3].emailuser = "user">

<cfdump var="#testuser#">

<cfloop from="1" to="#arrayLen(" index="i">
  <cfset skdata =[i]>
  <cfdump var= "#skData#"> //
  <cfif isArray(skdata)>
  <cfloop collection="#skdata#" item="key">

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I want to convert this code into a very simple flatten structure were i am using the following function to dobut that works only on first leveel ofstructs and does not consider arrays

<cffunction name="flattenStruct" access="public" output="false" returntype="struct">
	<cfargument name="original" type="struct" required="true"><!--- struct to flatten --->
    <cfargument name="delimiter" required="false" type="string" default="." />
	<cfargument name="flattened" type="struct" default="#StructNew()#" required="false"><!--- result struct, returned at the end --->
	<cfargument name="prefix_string" type="string" default="" required="false"><!--- used in the processing, stores the preceding struct names in the current branch, ends in a delimeter --->

	<!--- get this level's elements --->
	<cfset var names = StructKeyArray(original)>
	<cfset var name = "">
	<cfloop array="#names#" index="name">
		<!--- add name --->
		<cfif IsStruct(original[name])>
			<cfset flattened = flattenStruct(original[name], delimiter, flattened, prefix_string & name & delimiter)>
			<cfset flattened[prefix_string & name] = original[name]>

	<cfreturn flattened>

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I am on ColdFusion version 9
Hi, Working on cfimage and trying to upload and resize and make image transparent from left to right like a gradient effect..

Like the Image starting from left will be good and till it reaches the right end point, it will be of gradient effect which will be white or transparent,

How can i fix it

I tried imageflip, imagetranspose but nothing seems to be working what i am trying
i m not able to access ColdFusion pages and admin page in our application. It is throwing 500 error with ROOT CAUSE:
coldfusion.server.ServiceFactory$ServiceNotAvailableException: The Debugging service is not available.

I m getting below info in the logs when starting CF server. We are using CF9 on unix server. Please help.

04/26 05:02:19 Information [main] - Starting scheduler...
04/26 05:02:19 Information [main] - Starting WatchService...
04/26 05:02:19 Information [main] - Starting debugging...
coldfusion.server.ParsingConfigFileException: [/export/home/web3b2/coldfusion/coldfusion9/lib/neo-debug.xml]coldfusion.wddx.WddxDeserializationException: WDDX packet parse error at line -1, column -1. Premature end of file..
      at coldfusion.server.ServiceBase.doDeserialize(
      at coldfusion.server.ServiceBase.access$000(

04/26 05:02:19 Error [main] - Unable to initialize Debugging service: coldfusion.server.ServiceException: [/export/home/web3b2/coldfusion/coldfusion9/lib/neo-debug.xml]coldfusion.wddx.WddxDeserializationException: WDDX packet parse error at line -1, column -1. Premature end of file..

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ColdFusion is a server-side rapid application development platform originally created by Allaire and now sold by Adobe, implementing the dynamic general purpose CFML programming language. The term ColdFusion is sometimes colloquially used to refer to the CFML language (Cold Fusion Markup Language), but can also include discussions of the server software implementation. ColdFusion runs using a customised version of Apache Tomcat. Earlier versions are bundled with JRun.

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