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September 16, 2010

cfdump label attribute

Filed under: Coldfusion — duncan @ 9:06 pm
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The <cfdump> tag in ColdFusion has an optional label attribute which doesn’t seem to be commonly used. Sometimes if you’re dumping out several items at the same time, and potentially from separate files, it can be handy to identify the source of each one.

However I just noticed that the label seems to get applied to all complex data structures within the dumped variable. For example this code:

<cfset a.b.x = {a='one', b='two', c='three'}>
<cfset a.b.y = [1,2,3]>
<cfset a.b.z = 7>
<cfdump var="#a#" label="my struct">

Produces this output:

No big deal, just something I’d noticed. I guess ColdFusion recursively applies the label to all structures as it dumps them out.

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3 Comments »

  1. Another very cool cfdump feature people miss is the TOP attribute.

    Comment by Raymond Camden — September 16, 2010 @ 9:13 pm | Reply

  2. oh that is cool, wasn’t even aware of it!

    Comment by duncan — September 16, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

  3. Great information 🙂

    Comment by Cherise Addy — May 16, 2012 @ 5:35 pm | Reply


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