Manages interactions with server files. Different combinations cause different attributes to be required. Upload the file contained in the myFile field. Always upload to a directory outside of the webroot, validate the file extension, file content and then only if necessary copy it back to the web root. Type of file manipulation that the tag performs. Values: append copy delete move read readbinary rename upload uploadall write.

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Handles all interactions with files. The attributes you use with cffile depend on the value of the action attribute. Octal values of UNIX chmod command. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively. Absolute pathname of file on web server.

Alias: acl. One attribute Windows or a comma-delimited list of attributes other platforms to set on the file. Attribute Description charset. Character set name for the file contents.

Name of variable to contain contents of text file. Name of form field used to select the file. Content of the file to be created. Action to take if filename is the same as that of a file in the directory.

An array of struct where each struct represents a permission or grant. Yes: appends newline character to text written to file. Absolute pathname of directory or file on web server. Type of file manipulation that the tag performs. Name of the result value default:cffile.

If omitted, the file's attributes are maintained. To use cached data, the tag must be called with the exact same arguments.

Only used by action "read" and "readbinary".


cffile action = "copy"

Writes a text file on the server, based on dynamic content. You can create static HTML files from the content, or log actions in a text file. Note: You can specify this tag's attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag's attribute names as structure keys.


cffile action = "write"

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. I'm having an issue with a coldfusion11 website, under certain conditions my attempt to create and send a report file is failing, apparently due to permission issues. Ron - Write is "create" - it makes a new file. Append is used to add data to an existing file on the disk.


Using cffile

Note: Consider the security and logical structure of directories on the server before allowing users access to them. You can disable the cffile tag in the ColdFusion Administrator. Also, to access files that are not located on the local ColdFusion system, ColdFusion services must run using an account with permission to access the remote files and directories. Create a form that contains file selection fields for upload by the user.


cffile action = "append"

Manages interactions with server files. Note: To execute, this tag must be enabled in the ColdFusion Administrator. For more information, see Configuring and Administering ColdFusion. File management tags. In the following example, the text provided in the body is written to myfile.

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