The retrieved information is stored in a special variable, ntent. The following examples show several common Get operations. cfhttp. Generates an HTTP request and parses the response from the server into a structure. The result structure has the following keys: statusCode: The HTTP. #ntent# , Display the page, which is stored in the variable ntent, in the browser.

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If you output anything before the cfcontent tag, it will be ignored, just as with cfheader. Raw response header containing all header information in a single string. This works on ColdFusion 5 and up, and it will show you exactly what comes back when you use this particular tag. You disolay specify this tag’s dusplay in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. This holds all the data returned to us by the URL we called. User name to provide to the proxy server.

Use this method for testing hypertext links for validity and accessibility, determining the type or modification time of a document, or determining the dissplay of server. If there is more than one instance of a header type, the type values are put in an array. This character must surround any text fields in the response body that contain the delimiter character as part of the field value. ColdFusion URL encodes the header by default. Can make the ColdFusion application appear to be a browser.

Here, we simply insert the full path to the image, along with a note that this was uploaded by an anonymous user.

Using the CFHTTP Get Method

The following attribute allows you to specify the name of the variable in which you would like the results of the operation returned. If these characters are used as its values, then these characters are not encoded. This standard was originally intended to define the types of files that are exchanged via email, but has since been extended to the World Wide Web. If there are no images matching that ID in the database, we could return our “Image Not Available” graphic, or just let it display a red X.


This method enables the CFML application to determine the options and requirements associated with a URL, or the capabilities of a server, without requesting any additional activity by the server. Get the page specified in the URL and make the links absolute instead of relative so that they appear properly.

Now create a new HTML document and insert this image tag in it: This table will store the full path to the image, a brief description of the image so we can know what it is when looking at it through an administrative interface or in the database table itselfand a unique ID. Optional Change the path from C: This is essential for uploading a file.

The more applications you develop, the more ways you will find to apply these tags in your code. Name of the file in which to store the response body.


This tag allows you to specify the MIME type that is returned by the file. The method used specifies how the data is sent. The following list includes commonly used values: If we dumb it down to the lowest level, HTTP is a way for clients to request information from a Web server, and for Web servers to provide responses to those requests. Variable name for data that is passed. To include this character in column text, escape it by using two characters in place of one. It might look something like this: You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure.

Host name or IP address of a proxy server to which to send the request.

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Determines how ColdFusion fchttp the first row of the query record set: You could also specify bitmaps and PNGs as well. If we don’t, an infamous red X will appear there. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. Use this method to modify parts of the resource whereas use PUT method to completely replace the resource at the specified URL.


We check to make sure the ffhttp returned a result, and we put a row in the ImageTracking table to indicate that the image was accessed.

By default, the value is form-data. I am not sure some external system like fusion reactor also track and provide any info related to that. Using the cfhttp Get method You use Get to retrieve files, including text and binary files, from a specified server. Note that you must set up the handler as a URL handler, not a File handler.

This means that it will be displayed in the Web page, not downloaded as an attachment.

Address of the resource on dfhttp server which will handle the request. ColdFusion URL encodes the query string. For more info look at the documentation help. If the time-out passes without a response, ColdFusion considers the request to have failed.

What output is generated when you run this? If you specify a port number in this attribute, it overrides any diwplay attribute value. There are xisplay, many things that you can do with the tags and techniques we’ve discussed in this article. The response body must use this character to separate the query columns.

Some http parsers, including the one used by previous versions of ColdFusion, ignore the multipart form field character encoding description.

Contains the absolute path to the directory in which to store the file. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Boolean; true if the response body content type is text. It is then displayed along with the cfhttp.