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Macromedia ColdFusion MX : development with Dreamweaver MX
Hove, Sue.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xx, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.9.W43 H69 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Helps you into creating complex Web applications using these code generation tools. This book includes screenshots to show you how to use Dreamweaver's built-in wizards and behaviors before moving on to tackle complex tasks such as creating and assigning variables and performing more advanced coding in the Code View.

Author Notes

Sue Hove is Macromedia's Director of Instructor Readiness. At Macromedia, she supports and certifies the 800+ instructors worldwide. Neil Robertson Clark is part of Team Macromedia. He has been developing with ColdFusion since 1997 and is also a heavy-duty Macromedia beta tester of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, ColdFusion Server/Studio, and Sitespring.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 1
Launching Dreamweaverp. 2
Changing the Workspacep. 4
Creating a Site in Dreamweaverp. 5
Creating Your First Pagep. 9
Setting Document Preferencesp. 11
Testing Your Pagep. 12
Chapter 2 Data Sourcesp. 15
Understanding ColdFusion Data Sourcesp. 16
Understanding Relational Databasesp. 18
Looking at SQLp. 21
Choosing a Databasep. 22
Chapter 3 Connecting to a Databasep. 25
Connecting ColdFusion MX to Databasesp. 26
Creating a Data Sourcep. 28
Viewing Data Sources in Dreamweaver MXp. 29
Browsing Databases with Dreamweaver MXp. 32
Creating a Data Sourcep. 34
Chapter 4 Retrieving Database Datap. 37
Creating a Simple Queryp. 38
Updating a Simple Queryp. 42
Copying a Recordsetp. 43
Filtering Data in a Simple Queryp. 44
Sorting Data in a Simple Queryp. 46
Building an Advanced Recordsetp. 47
Sorting on Multiple Columnsp. 49
Joining Tables in Recordsetsp. 50
Chapter 5 Displaying Database Datap. 53
Using Data Bindingp. 54
Using Live Data Viewp. 57
Displaying Multiple Rowsp. 59
Formatting Output in Tablesp. 62
Navigating Through Recordsetsp. 64
Creating a Recordset Navigation Barp. 66
Using the Server Debug Viewp. 70
Chapter 6 Customizing Data Displayp. 73
Formatting Date and Time Datap. 74
Formatting Numeric Datap. 76
Formatting Currency Datap. 78
Formatting String Datap. 81
Creating a Master/Detail Interfacep. 83
Chapter 7 Inserting Datap. 89
Using the Record Insertion Application Objectp. 90
Using Dynamic Form Objectsp. 93
Setting Up Form Input Validationp. 95
Creating a Formp. 98
Creating Form Objectsp. 100
Inserting Database Recordsp. 106
Chapter 8 Updating Datap. 109
Creating a List Pagep. 110
The Record Update Form Application Objectp. 113
Manually Creating an Update Formp. 116
Using the Update Record Server Behaviorp. 120
Chapter 9 Building a Simple Search Interfacep. 121
Creating a Search Formp. 122
Creating a Results Pagep. 123
Handling Empty Results Pagesp. 126
Chapter 10 Password Protection and Securityp. 129
Creating a User Sessionp. 130
Enabling Session Managementp. 132
Creating a Login Procedurep. 134
Logging Out Usersp. 140
Restricting Access to Pagesp. 141
Using User Groups and Rolesp. 142
Routing the User After Loginp. 146
Restricting Access to Pages Based on Levelsp. 147
Chapter 11 Introducing Hand Coding CFMLp. 151
Working with CFMLp. 152
Working with Variablesp. 156
Understanding Conditional Processingp. 164
Chapter 12 Extending Dreamweaver MXp. 177
Working with Third Party Extensionsp. 178
Working with Dates in ColdFusion MXp. 184
Writing Your Own Server Behaviorsp. 190
Chapter 13 Graphing Your Data with CFCHARTp. 205
Building Basic Chartsp. 206
Dressing Up Your Chartsp. 212
Building Dynamic Charts with CFQUERYp. 218
Building Dynamic Applicationsp. 227
Chapter 14 Applications and Session Managementp. 235
Initializing ColdFusion Applicationsp. 236
Including Pages with [left angle bracket]cfinclude[right angle bracket]p. 237
Working with Structuresp. 239
Working with Sessionsp. 242
Chapter 15 Customizing Master/Detail Interfacesp. 251
Creating the Master Pagep. 252
Creating the Detail Linkp. 255
Creating Dynamic Image Tagsp. 256
Creating the Detail Pagep. 259
Chapter 16 Building an Advanced Search Interfacep. 263
Searching Textp. 264
Searching with More than One Parameterp. 267
Chapter 17 Building and Using Componentsp. 283
Working with an Existing ColdFusion Componentp. 284
Creating ColdFusion Componentsp. 288
Consuming Componentsp. 295
Appendix A Installation and Configurationp. 301
Installing Dreamweaver MXp. 302
Installing ColdFusion MX Application Serverp. 305
Configuring ColdFusion Administratorp. 308
Indexp. 313