3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2015 9:36 AM by nic_tunney

    Variable output displays variable name, not value

    Nicole Kitson_479

      I am having an issue where my variable output is displaying the variable name and not it's value. I am currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite. I am using ColdFusion Builder 3 to build the code and MAMP to run a local server. I have a very simple output to test whether or not I am getting correct output. The code is as follows:


      index.cfm

      <!DOCTYPE html>

          <html>

                <head>

                      <title>Demo</title>

                </head>

                <body>

                      <h1> hello world</h1>

                      <cfset name = "John">

                      <cfoutput>#name#</cfoutput>

                </body>

          </html>



      After running this code, I receive the result:

       

      hello world

      #name#

       

      I am confused on why the variable is displayed as the actual variable name and not its value. When running the exact same code in a windows environment, I receive the result as expected.