Displays and logs debugging data about the state of an
application at the time the cftrace tag executes. Tracks
runtime logic flow, variable values, and execution time.
Displays output at the end of the request or in the debugging
section at the end of the request;

CFML logs cftrace output to the file logs\cftrace.log, in
the CFML installation directory.

Note: To permit this tag to execute, you must enable debugging
in the CFML Administrator. Optionally, to report trace
summaries, enable the trace section.

trace([abort] [, category] [, inline] [, text] [, type] [, var]) → returns void

trace Argument Reference

Default: NO

Calls cfabort tag when the tag is executed


User-defined string for identifying trace groups

Default: NO

Displays trace code in line on the page in the
location of the cftrace tag, addition to the debugging
information output.


User-defined string, which can include simple variable,
but not complex variables such as arrays. Outputs to cflog
text attribute

Default: information

Corresponds to the cflog type attribute; displays an
appropriate icon.

* Information
* Warning
* Error
* Fatal Information Values:
  • information
  • warning
  • error
  • fatal information


The name of a simple or complex variable to display.

Useful for displaying a temporary value, or a value that
does not display on any CFM page.

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