cfoutput

Displays output that can contain the results of processing CFML variables and functions. You can use the query attribute to loop over the result set of a database query.

 <cfoutput>

 writeOutput()

cfoutput Attribute Reference

query

Name of cfquery from which to draw data for output section.

group

Query column to use to group sets of records. Eliminates
adjacent duplicate rows when data is sorted. Use if you
retrieved a record set ordered on one or more a query
columns. For example, if a record set is ordered on
"Customer_ID" in the cfquery tag, you can group the output
on "Customer_ID."

groupcasesensitive

Whether to consider the case in grouping rows.

startrow

Row from which to start output.

maxrows

Maximum number of rows to display.

encodefor

CF 2016+ Lucee 5.1+ When set applies an encoder to all variables to prevent XSS. For example if you specify html each variable will be wrapped by a call to the encodeForHTML function. Values:
  • html
  • htmlattribute
  • javascript
  • css
  • xml
  • xmlattribute
  • url
  • xpath
  • ldap
  • dn

Examples sample code using the cfoutput tag


Simple Tag Example

<cfoutput>Some text and a #encodeForHTML(variable)#</cfoutput>

Loop over a query

Loops over each row of the query specified and outputs the result.

<cfoutput query="news">
    <h2>#encodeForHTML(news.headline)#</h2>
    <p>#encodeForHTML(news.byline)#</p>
</cfoutput>

Using the encodeFor attribute

CF 2016+ Lucee 5.1+ By specifying encodefor="html" each varaible is encoded using the encodeForHTML function before it is output.

<cfoutput query="news" encodefor="html">
    <h2>#news.headline#</h2>
    <p>#news.byline#</p>
</cfoutput>

Using the group attribute

Creates a dummy query food, with columns name and type. Then outputs the food by grouping by the type.

<cfset food = queryNew("name,type",
    "varchar,varchar",
    [ {name:"Apple",type:"Fruit"}, 
      {name:"Orange",type:"Fruit"}, 
      {name:"Chicken",type:"Meat"} ])>
<cfoutput query="food" group="type">
    <h2>#type#</h2>
    <ul>
      <cfoutput><li>#name#</li></cfoutput>
    </ul>
</cfoutput>

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