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Core ColdFusion 8 Training

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ColdFusion 8 is the wildly popular server-side language that allows non-programmers to quickly produce data-driven websites.  Since the content is stored in a database, the pages are created dynamically.  In addition to learning basic Coldfusion techniques, you will learn basic database concepts using Microsoft Access, including how to create Data Source Names (DSN), SQL statements and relational database basics.

We will use real-life examples to show you how to query the database using the cfquery tag and display your resulting records using cfoutput, cftable, cfselect and more.  Additionally, we will create an administration section that will allow you and your staff to add, edit or delete records in the database.

No previous database or programming experience is required.  Knowledge of HTML is all you will need!  In class we will write our code from scratch using Dreamweaver MX, ColdFusion Studio or HomeSite +, and we will explore additional code writing options including ColdFusion Studio, HomeSite +, BBedit and Notepad.

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Learning Objectives

  • Get data from a database and display it on the page
  • Insert, Edit and Delete records from a database
  • Pass data from one page and receive it on another using HTML Forms
  • Create dynamic Form Fields including dynamic Select Lists
  • Build a Search Interface
  • Use Session Variables to provide Password Protection
  • Call ColdFusion Components (CFCs) and Custom Tags 


All Attendees should have some experience with HTML. They should be able to write HTML tables and forms from scratch, format text and insert images. Experience with CSS and databases is a plus, but is not required. SQL experience is helpful, but not req


There are no prerequisites for Core ColdFusion 8 Training.

Course Outline

Introduction to ColdFusion

  • Static pages vs. Dynamic pages
  • Server-side Web Technologies
  • Database Alphabel Soup: ODBC/JDBC, DSNs and SQL
  • Course Objectives and Prerequisites
  • Introduction to Course Project

ColdFusion Basics

  • Using CFML
  • Dreamweaver 8 Interface
  • Creating Variables
  • Built-in ColdFusion Functions
  • Using to reuse code

Dynamic Data: Querying the Database

  • Database Basics
  • Course Project Database
  • Querying the database with
  • Building Dynamic Tables

Creating a Drill-down Interface

  • Passing Variables between Pages
  • Receive Variables through the URL 

Conditional Statements and Forms

  • Conditional Statements
  • HTML Form Review
  • Self-Submitting Forms
  • Dynamically Populating Select Lists
  • CFForm

Coldfusion and Ajax

  • Introduction to JavaScript and Ajax
  • Ajax Controls
  • Demo: Using to page through records

Search Interface

  • Creating a Search Interface

Insert Records into the Database

  • Inserting Records
  • Automated Form Validation

Edit (Update) Database Records

  • Updating records
  • Deleting Records

Reusing Code

  • Reusing code with and
  • Custom Tags
  • User Defined Functions (UDFs)
  • Using ColdFusion Components (CFCs)

Using Session Variables for Password Protection

  • Session Variables

Tracking User Information with Cookies 

  • Demo: setting cookies

Sending email with

  • Using Coldfusion to Send Email

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