1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 27, 2010 6:01 AM by Dan Bracuk

    ColdFusion startup script?

    User Since V1.5

      I'm running CF8 Server under Windows. I have an application, MyApplication, in which, for a variety of reasons, I refresh some application-scope arrays on a schedule. To simplify just a bit, there is a ColdFusion script that runs each hour, and in the script I have

       

      <lock MyApplication scope>

           generate array A1

           generate array A2

           ...

           generate array An

      <unlock MyApplication scope>

       

      This works just fine -- except that if I have to restart ColdFusion or reboot the server, the application throws errors until I can manually execute the script.

       

      Is there a way of having ColdFusion execute this script upon startup? If so, would I have to make any changes to the script (for example, insert a server-level lock inside the application-level lock, and/or address all the variables as MyApplication.application.A1, MyApplication.application.A2, etc)?

       

      If not, is there another way of achieving the goal? For example, could I do something like this in application.cfm:

       

      <test for existence of A1 or A2 or ... or An>

           <if at least one of them does not exist>

                <lock application scope>

                     <lock server scope>

                          generate array A1

                          generate array A2

                          ...

                           generate array An

                     <unlock server scope>

                <unlock application scope>

           <end if>

      <end test>

       

      Thanks for any help/insight.