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> my question is how can I compare a column from the database from a text in if
Most likely, by the simple phrasing of your question, you can *NOT* do
what you think you want to do.
An important beginning concept to to fully understand is the difference
*client* and never will the two meet. Before a user client ever sees an
opening <html...> or doctype tag, the CFML has completed its work and
moved on to an entirely new request for a completely different user.
client. This is very powerful and is no different then using CFML to
generate HTML or text or anything else you would like to deliver to a
be for CFML templates that return new, dynamically generated information
to the client. When done asynchronously and XML is used to return the
information, this is popularly called AJAX. But that is not the only
way to do this.
Now if we had some hint of your goal, we could probably give you some
hints. But without that, I can only say, "Sorry ColdFusion and