The other day on the Lucee Dev forum, I proposed that we add a
file attribute to the
CFSaveContent tag in Lucee CFML. And, as I was writing that proposal, I pulled up the docs page for the
CFSaveContent tag; which is when I was surprised to see that Lucee actually offers two additional attributes on that tag:
append. I had no idea that these existed. So, I wanted to put together a quick demo (for myself) in Lucee CFML 126.96.36.199.
The names of these two attributes are mostly self-explanatory:
trim will remove the leading / trailing whitespace of the generated content; and,
append will add the content to an existing variable rather than just overwriting it. In the following demo, you'll see that I have 4
CFSaveContent instances, but they are all writing to the same variable:
<!--- In Lucee CFML, the CFSaveContent tag offers two additional attributes: * trim - removes leading / trailing whitespace. * append - adds the content to an existing variable. ---> <cfsavecontent variable="data" trim="true"> Roses are red, </cfsavecontent> <cfsavecontent variable="data" trim="true" append="true"> Violets are blue, </cfsavecontent> <cfsavecontent variable="data" trim="true" append="true"> Lucee is insanely powerful, </cfsavecontent> <cfsavecontent variable="data" trim="true" append="true"> Deal with it! </cfsavecontent> <cfset comma = "," /> <cfset commaWithLinebreak = ",#chr( 10 )#" /> <cfoutput> <pre>#data.replace( comma, commaWithLinebreak, "all" )#</pre> </cfoutput>
All of the
CFSaveContent tags are appending values to the
data variable. And so, when I go to output the
data variable at the end, we get this:
I think this could be pretty cool. I'm almost certain that I've wanted something to this effect in the past. I'm loving discovering these tiny little hidden gems in Lucee CFML.
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Yet another fine example where Lucee shines over ACF, which does not support these attributes. (sad trombone 🎵)
Ha ha, yeah, they have some cool stuff :)