FYI, this blog post has indicated the same problem same time last year. I am wondering if there is a safer way to use ColdFusion CFFILE to upload files to accept = “image/*, application/-powerpoint, application/-excel. Use CFFILE with the Upload action to upload a file specified in a form field to a Note, The MODE attribute applies to ColdFusion on Solaris and HP-UX, only. more MIME types, each separated by comma, of the file types you want to accept.

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Each value must be specified explicitly. File status parameters are read-only. ClientFileExt Extension of the uploaded file on the client’s system without a period, for example, txt not.

This code used to work fine with ColdFusion 9: They should always be placed in a temporary location, generally the ColdFusion ctfile directory from GetTempDirectory. A comma-delimited list of attributes to set on the file. The full pathname of the destination directory or full pathname of the file on the Web server where the file is saved.


TimeCreated Time the uploaded file was created. David has contributed to several open source ColdFusion projects and frameworks, along with the blog he maintains www. Tip Use the cffile prefix to refer to these parameters; for example, cffile.


Octal values of chmod command. Initial name ColdFusion used when attempting to save a file.

The first and most important thing is that files should NEVER be uploaded to a web accessible directory. Filename, without an extension, of the uploaded file on the server.

The result attribute allows functions or CFCs that get called from multiple pages at the same time to avoid overwriting the results of one call with another. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0. Limit the file types accepted. Description Copies a file to a directory on the server. New in ColdFusion MX: File already exists In the case of an upload failure, the error details will be stored in the errors attribute.

The file status parameters can be used anywhere other ColdFusion parameters can be used.

The file is not saved, ColdFusion stops processing the page and returns an error. Date and time of the last modification to the uploaded file.

ColdFusion 10 cffile action=”upload” accept attribute wildcards don’t work – Stack Overflow

The following example creates a unique filename, if there is a name conflict when the file is uploaded on Windows:. Sign up using Email and Password. Indicates Yes or No whether Cold Fusion saves a file. After the file upload is completed, this tag creates an array of structures that contains upload failure information for each upload failure. This code, written by one of our developer’s several months ago, would allow any “image” MIME type.


To refer to parameters, use the cffile prefix: The file prefix is deprecated, in favor of the cffile prefix. Invalid file type 3. Directory location of the file uploaded from the client’s system. File status parameters are read-only.

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If omitted, the file’s attributes are maintained. When strict is false, either MIME types or extensions or a combination of both can be specified as a value to the accept attribute.

ColdFusion stops processing the page and returns an error. For example, if you specify just the ReadOnly attribute, all other existing attributes are overwritten. You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. If omitted, the file’s attributes are maintained.