cffile action = “write” file = “full_path_name” output = “content” You can create static HTML files from the content, or log actions in a text file. Use the ColdFusion cffile tag to write a file to the server. as you can use ColdFusion to read a file from the server, you can also write a cffile action=” write”. action string. Required. Type of file manipulation that the tag performs. Values: append; copy; delete; move; read; readbinary; rename; upload; uploadall; write.

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The following list includes commonly used values:.

cffile action = “write”

For example, if you specify the destination, C: This variable includes the file length plus the length of any other request content. Note, I usually use a named lock to serialize these two actions. So there can be issues with releasing file handles. They are acttion= to the results of the most recent cffile operation.

cffile action = “upload”

See also cfdirectory History See the History section of the main cffile tag page. If omitted, the file’s attributes are maintained. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example: Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example:. To refer to parameters, use either the cffile prefix or, if you specified an alternate name in the result attribute, the name you specified there.


Initial name ColdFusion used when attempting to save a file. If not an absolute path starting with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward slashit is relative to the ColdFusion temporary directory, which is returned by the GetTempDirectory function. You can create static HTML files from the content, or log actions in a text file. The file prefix is deprecated, in favor of the cffile prefix.

Type of file manipulation that the tag performs. Writes a text file on the server, based on dynamic content. Each value must be specified explicitly. Name of the uploaded file on the client system without an extension. Status parameters can be used anywhere that other ColdFusion parameters can be used.

ColdFusion would create a file named FieldWork. Developing Adobe ColdFusion 9 Applications.

ColdFusion Help | cffile action = “append”

After a file upload is completed, you can get status information using file upload parameters. Extension of the uploaded file on the server without a period.

Try modifying your code as follows: Size of a file that was overwritten in the file upload operation. Octal values of chmod command. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. If you set the result attribute to myResulthowever, access fileExisted as myResult. Pathname of directory in which to upload the file.

It’s better to avoid it. Thanks Mark, it appears append will also create a file if it does not exist. They are different actions. If two cffile tags execute, the results of the second overwrite the first, unless you have specified a different result variable in the result attribute.


I’ve always used “write” to create and append to add to a file so good to know – thanks! Limits the MIME types to accept. If the destination you specify does not exist, ColdFusion creates a file with the specified destination name. wrige

Whether uploaded file renamed to avoid a name conflict yes or no. The result attribute allows functions or CFCs that get called from multiple pages at the same time to avoid overwriting the results of one call with another.

But yes, I’m suggesting that creating files and writing to them takes some care – and locking effectively serializes these two events.