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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To execute, this tag must be enabled in the ColdFusion Administrator.

Before deploying an application that performs file uploads, ensure that you incorporate both error handling and security. A file upload error happens due to the following reasons: Status parameters can be used anywhere that other ColdFusion parameters can be used.

Coldfusion will not prevent a file from being uploaded to a server. The form does not work until you write an action page for it see the next procedure. Indicates Yes or No whether or not the uploaded file was renamed to avoid a name conflict. He has been developing with ColdFusion since version 4 and is an active member of the ColdFusion community. If not handled correctly, an uploaded file can lead to a compromised server or spread a virus infected file to other users.


This should do it but unfortunately on my test when I tried uploading non text file I got ColdFusion error: If MIME type matches with what you have specified, upload occurs, else results in an error. A file upload error happens due to the following reasons:.

If you specify any other attributes in addition to Normal, the additional attribute overrides the Normal setting. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example: Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example:. If omitted, it defaults to the name of the voldfusion file field submitted.

You can create static HTML files from the content, or log actions in a text file. This is a view-only example. The strict attribute has been added in ColdFusion The tag does not save the file or return an error.

cffile action = “upload”

Inform the coldfusio of the file that was uploaded and its destination. Pathname of directory in which to upload the file. In ColdFusion, filenames were made unique by appending an additional “1” for each file, as in 1, 11,and so on.

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

Using cffile

Accepting file uploads is another common requirement for web applications, but also pose a great risk to both the server and the users of the web application.


Nebu 4 ColdFusion would create a file named FieldWork. After a file upload is completed, you can retrieve status information using file upload status variables. Pathname of the file to write. Coldfusjon trailing slash must be included in the target directory when uploading a file. I also found the same question in ccfile forum and tried the suggested answer, it did not work, still got the same error message see below.

Each value must be specified explicitly.

You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Sign up cffils log in Sign up using Google. Furthermore it is rather difficult to really determine if a file is a text file or a jpg, exe, rar etc file. Email Required, but never shown.

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The user can enter a file path or browse the system and select a file to send. I tried to use cftry and cfcatch but I still get the same error, this mainly due to the MIME Type that I don’t know when the file is being uploaded by coldfusiion browser.

It might not work in later releases.