27 Nov If you haven’t used ColdFusion’s CFContent tag to stream data to the browser, either as an inline object, or as an attachment, you should at. cfcontent type = “file_type” deleteFile = “Yes” or “No” file = “filename” reset = ” Yes” or “No”>starting with a drive letter and a colon, or a forward or backward. CFCONTENT. Defines the MIME type returned by the current page. Optionally, allows you to specify the name of a file to be returned with the page.

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You can use the cfcontent tag to override the default character encoding of the response. For a complete list of media types used on the Internet, see www. In this case, all output is sent with the specified type. By man jackals in forum Macromedia ColdFusion. This tag cdcontent only if it is enabled in the ColdFusion Administrator.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Cfcintent of Service. For more information on character encodings, see the following web pages:. Usually related to Excel security settings. Now I would look at the cfspreadsheet tag. There are a LOT of threads on common causes of that error. What else would a browser do with it? Is there another way to code this?


Using cfcontent

Description Does either or both of the following: Replacing one error message with another is not really a solution ;- Increased security features make newer versions of Excel far less tolerant of the cfcintent “trick the browser into thinking html is a spreadsheet” trick. But the problem comes in downloading. The second one did: The old html trick was a workable option once upon a time.

Category Data output tags Syntax. The first option did not work. To set the character encoding character set of generated output, use code such as the following:. If you could see something related, please direct me to that particular question and you are free to close this thread. Applies only if you specify a file with the file attribute.

Please note that in all cases, I do NOT want the file to stream or open inside a browser. Unfortunately, what it should do and what it does are two different things.

The following are some of the content type cfcontnet you xfcontent use include: For example, to specify the cfcontentt encoding of the page output as Japanese EUC, use the type attribute, as follows:.

cfcontent Code Examples and CFML Documentation

I am programming a CF application for an online university. I’m pretty sure that a zipped file would have to evoke the ‘Save As’ dialogue. When using ColdFusion in a distributed configuration, the file attribute must refer to a path on the system on which the web server runs.


Also, the file generated in my example will actually be opened by excel after prompt vs.

Sets the MIME content cfcontdnt header for the current page; if the encoding information includes a character encoding, sets the character encoding of generated output. Jules 1, 10 To set the character encoding character set of generated output, including the page HTML, use code such as the following:.

However, if there is a cf solution without the custom tag, I’d sure like to know about it. Using CFHeader and CFContent to control filedownloads When you specify the correct mime-type, the user’s browser takes over whatever default action the user has specified for that type of file.

When you use this attribute, any other output on the current CFML page is ignored; only the contents of the file are sent to the client. If a file delete operation is unsuccessful, ColdFusion throws an error. All times are GMT. If the file is a Sign up using Email and Password.

If you specify a file, this attribute has no effect. I want it to save on the user’s computer.