There’s a SECRET bit of functionality in Lucee 5.3.4.* that you may not know about yet, and this is the ability to write tag-based CFML within the context of
Imagine the following example. I have a table into which I want to output the rows of data from a collection. It could be an array, query, nested structures or any other format of data. In this case, I have an array of structural (dummy) data to display:
In my simple example, I want to call a function named
getSalesDataRows() to build these iterative table rows and populated cells as a string.
You can do this in script in a number of ways, one of which is to
echo() the rows and table cells.
Whilst this works, for me it’s not easy to read.
In Lucee 5.3, you can actually break out of the
cfscript context to write tag-based code using triple backticks.
These will be familiar to anyone who’s ever written a block of code in Markdown, but in this instance they switch contexts within Lucee and allow you to write your tag code before closing the backticks and continuing with your
That’s it. Nice and easy.
An additional example from the Lucee keynote at CFCamp this morning: