You can disable the cffile tag in the ColdFusion Administrator. Also, to access files that are not located on the local ColdFusion system. Allows you to specify a name for the variable in which cffile returns the result (or status) parameters. If you do not specify a value for this attribute, cffile uses the. There were several changes to cffile action=”upload” in ColdFusion 10 on how it handles what file types are allowed. In previous versions, the ACCEPT attribute.

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Joe C 2, 13 By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. See also cfdirectory History ColdFusion View the file in the browser, enter values, and submit the form. 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.

The action attribute value specifies the ColdFusion template that processes the submitted form.

What is not shown through the code sample above is processing the upload through any type of virus scanner or any additional file size checks that could be done beyond the post limit size set in ColdFusion Administrator or through the web server configuration. I also found the same question in this forum and tried the suggested answer, it did not work, still got the same fcfile message see below I also found another posting in this forum that do not suggest the use of CF “accept” attribute.


You use a number for each user type. You can use the tag to move files from one directory to another, rename files, copy a file, or delete a file.

In UNIX, you can individually set permissions on files and directories for each of three types of users’ owner, group, and other. The browser determines ckldfusion file MIME type. Create a form that contains file selection fields for upload by the user.

The following file upload status parameters are available after an upload: FYI you can set accept to. Since strict is true by default, you should specify MIME types for the accept attribute. Name of the file uploaded from the client’s system.

If the destination you specify does not exist, ColdFusion creates a file with the specified destination name. For more information, see Configuring and Administering ColdFusion.


ColdFusion would create a file named FieldWork. ClientFile Name of the file uploaded from the client’s system.

This should do it but unfortunately on my test when I tried uploading non text file I got ColdFusion error:. ServerFile Filename of the file actually saved on the server. They are set to the results of the most recent cffile operation. The following list includes commonly used values:.


FileExisted Indicates Yes or No whether or not the file already existed with the same path. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys. File status variables are read only. For example, if you specify the destination, C: You should not mix the two in the attribute; use one or the coldfuwion.

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They should always be placed in a temporary location, generally the ColdFusion temporary directory from GetTempDirectory.

Windows In Windows, you can set the following file attributes: The following example creates a unique filename, if there is a name conflict when the file coldfjsion uploaded on Windows:. Directory location of the file uploaded from the client’s system.

ClientFileExt successfully to cffile. Use to limit what types of files will be accepted. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively; for example: This directory must exist on the server. A file upload error happens due to the following reasons:.