You can disable the cffile tag in the ColdFusion Administrator. Also, to access files that are not located on the local ColdFusion system. Allows you to specify a name for the variable in which cffile returns the result (or status) parameters. If you do not specify a value for this attribute, cffile uses the. There were several changes to cffile action=”upload” in ColdFusion 10 on how it handles what file types are allowed. In previous versions, the ACCEPT attribute.

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Using cffile

The name of the variable in which the file upload errors will be stored. If omitted, it defaults to the name of the first file field submitted.

For more information, see Usage. A comma-delimited list of attributes to set on the file.

You can set a maximum file size but this is processed during the upload. This example performs no error checking and does not incorporate any security measures. Indicates Yes or No whether or not ColdFusion overwrote a file. The following file upload status parameters are available after an upload: I cldfusion found the same question in this forum and tried the suggested answer, it did not work, still got the same error message see below I also found another posting in this forum that do not suggest the use of CF “accept” attribute.


Create a form that contains file selection fields for upload by the user. The method attribute is set to post to submit a ColdFusion form. FileWasRenamed Indicates Yes or No whether or not the uploaded file was renamed to avoid a name conflict.


Using the attribute accept to verify the filename extension upload. ColdFusion would create a file named FieldWork. Anit Kumar 1, coldfusionn A comma-delimited list of file attributes to be set on the file being uploaded. When TXT is detected, I’m showing a pop up error message to users and delete the file.

Size of the file that was overwritten in the file upload operation.

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See the following sections. The file type instructs the browser to prepare to read and transmit a file from the user system to your server.

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Writes a text file on the server, based on dynamic content.

ColdFusion Help | cffile action = “write”

Do not enclose the variable in number signs. Write a text file Create a ColdFusion page with the following content: Allow the user to specify the file to upload. ColdFusion stops processing the page and returns an error. When you save a file to the server, a file with the same name could exist.


Status parameters can be used anywhere that other ColdFusion parameters can be used. If Normal is specified as well as any other attributes, Normal is overridden by whatever other attribute is specified. Also, to access files that are not located on the local ColdFusion system, ColdFusion services must run using an account with permission to coldfsuion the remote files and directories.

Filename without an extension of the uploaded file on the client’s system. Save the file as writetextfileaction. Directory location of the file uploaded from the client’s system. Changed file hierarchy requirements: You can use the tag to move files from one voldfusion to another, rename files, copy a file, or delete a file.

The browser determines the file MIME type.