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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Please enter cffilr title. Directory location of the file uploaded from the client’s system. Permissions are assigned for owner, group, and other, respectively. A comma-delimited list of file attributes to be set on the file being uploaded. The following file upload status parameters are available after an upload. After a file upload is completed, you can retrieve status information using file upload parameters. They may not work, and may cause an error, in later releases. If you do not specify a value for this attribute, cffile uses the prefix cffile.

ColdFusion 10 cffile action=”upload” accept attribute wildcards don’t work – Stack Overflow

What we discovered is that we couldn’t do this kind of wildcard mapping under CF 10, that we now had to list out each accepted MIME type as a comma delimited list. 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.


Status parameters can be used anywhere other ColdFusion parameters can be used. If this value is set to true, file upload continues evern after encountering an upload error. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example: After a file upload is completed, you can retrieve status information using file upload parameters.


Each value must be specified explicitly. If Normal is specified as well as any other attributes, Normal is overridden by whatever other attribute is specified. Enter one or more comma-delimited MIME types that you want to accept.

Name of form field used to select the file. This variable includes the file length plus the length of sccept other request content.

In this example, the specified destination directory is “uploads. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Extension of the uploaded file on the server without a period. If the destination you specify does not exist, ColdFusion creates a file with the specified destination name. Email Required, but never shown. I suppose I would like to send the user back to the 1st page with all their info still intact and a message informing them to select a valid file format.

ColdFusion 10 introduced a new function, FileGetMimeTypewhich can now return the mime type for any file. The following example creates a unique filename if there is a name conflict when the file is uploaded on Windows:. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys. Note File status parameters are read-only. This option permits custom behavior based on file properties.


If not handled correctly, an uploaded file can lead to a compromised server or spread a virus infected file to other users. What is the best way to do this?

Wish I could up-vote it more than one time. Initial name ColdFusion used when attempting to save a file. In ColdFusion 10, I get the following error message:. Enter one or more MIME types, each separated by comma, of the file types you want to accept. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example:. Extension of the uploaded file on the client system without a period.

FileExisted Indicates Yes or No whether or not the file already existed with the same path. Tip Use the cffile prefix to refer to these parameters; for example, cffile. DateLastAccessed Date and time the uploaded file was last accessed.

Skip Neither saves the file nor cffild an error. After the file upload is completed, this tag creates an array of structures that contains upload failure information for each upload failure.