Is it possible to load url formatted variables from a text
file and have them read in natively in CF, kind of like of
loadvaraibles() does in flash ?, the reason i ask is because i have
a app that reads in data in flash but later on in the process i
want a cf page to share the same variable data flash read earlier.
I know CFFile would the read the entire contents in 1
variables but is there a way to read the variables in and have them
readily available or is the only way to parse the single variable
from the CFFile read. If so what the best way to parse and evaluate
the data when in url format and read from a file e.g.
I would use the ColdFusion list functions to parse out the
1) Read your text file using <cffile>
2) Treat your variables as a "&" delimited list (each
list item is a name/value pair) and loop over each list item
3) Extract your variable name/values using ListFirst() and
ListLast() (using the "=" as a delimiter)
4) Set CF variables (possibly in a structure for easy
referencing) based on your extracted name/value pairs.
Put it all in a CFC or a custom tag and you have yourself a
quick ColdFusion URL2Struct tool.