Geoff Caras

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Using forms is second nature for most ColdFusion developers. It's the method used to communicate information from the Web to back-end systems and databases. Forms are frequently created from a fixed set of information, as is dictated by functional requirements and business rules. The use of forms is straightforward. In developing our product IGTeam, we found that we had several instances where the generic forms weren't ideal. We needed dynamic forms that would allow users to view and edit a variable number of entries in one step. This article presents two methods for handling a variable number of elements in a ColdFusion form. Using dynamic forms allows ColdFusion developers to create forms that are populated from a database. Most ColdFusion sites use forms for Web visitors to enter information into their databases. Many times developers use a second ColdFusion file ... (more)