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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Wish I could up-vote it more than one time. Filename, without an extension, of the uploaded file on the server.

cffile action = “upload”

ServerFile Filename coldusion the file actually saved on the server. DateLastAccessed Date and time the uploaded file was last accessed. Directory location of the file uploaded from the client’s system.

Tip Use the cffile prefix to refer to these parameters; for example, cffile. Indicates Yes or No whether or not ColdFusion overwrote a file.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. ServerDirectory Directory of the file actually saved on the server. Indicates Yes or No whether ColdFusion appends the uploaded file to an existing file.

Does this mean that wildcards are no longer accepted? Use to limit what types of files coldfusoon be accepted. The full pathname of the destination directory or full pathname of the file on the Web server where the file is saved. Please enter a title. Looking at the upload action docsit says that it will accept a comma coldfusikn list of mime types. Action to take if filename is the same as that of a file in the directory.


Enter one or more comma-delimited MIME types that you want to accept. Please type your message and try again. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. If Normal is specified as well as any other attributes, Normal is overridden by whatever other attribute is specified.

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ClientFileExt Extension of the uploaded file on the client’s system without a period, for example, txt not. Filename, without an extension, of the uploaded file on the server.

If two cffile tags execute, the results of the second overwrite the first, unless you have specified a different result acceppt in the result attribute. The status information includes data about the file, such as the file’s name and the directory where it was saved.


They are set to the results of the most recent cffile operation. You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Permissions are assigned for owner, group, and other, respectively. The following example creates a unique filename, if there is a name conflict when the file is uploaded on Windows:.

Filename of the file saved on the server. This content has been marked as final. After a file upload is completed, you can retrieve status information using file upload parameters. Errors will be populated in the specfied variable name when continueOnError is true. Do not use them in new applications. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload ulload page. Filename without an extension of the uploaded file on the client’s system.


The following file attributes are supported:.

The file prefix is deprecated, in favor of the cffile prefix. A file upload error happens due to the following reasons:. Valid entries correspond to the octal values not symbolic of the UNIX chmod command. If omitted, it defaults to the name of the first file field submitted.

Description Copies a file to a directory on the server. Limits the MIME types to accept. Octal values of chmod command. The following example will create a unique filename if there is a name conflict when the file is uploaded on Windows:.

Date and time of the last modification to the uploaded file. If not an absolute path starting with a drive letter and avcept colon, or a forward or backward slashit is relative to the ColdFusion temporary directory, which colrfusion returned by the GetTempDirectory function. For more information, see this blog entry.

Attribute Description fileField Required. OldFileSize Size of a file that was overwritten in the file upload operation.

If two cffile tags execute, the results of the second overwrite the first. The directory does not have to be below the root of the Web server document directory. The following file upload status parameters are available after an upload: