One good reason to use cfloop instead of cfoutput is if you need to loop a query output within another query output cfoutput does not support nested query. Using CFOUTPUT to Output Query Data. Use the CFOUTPUT tag to define the query variable that you want to output to a page. When you use the QUERY. Grouping Output The CFOUTPUT tag has an attribute called GROUP that lets you to group output from your record sets before displaying it to the browser.

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In this case, we want to group the query results by Department. In ColdFusion 10 you can now do grouped output.

I believe that there used to be. Same applies for Railo 4. Use if you retrieved a record set ordered on one or more a query columns.

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Examples with encodeFor parameter. I believe it’s all the same as performance, Ben Forta. Nice, I take it you mean grouped cfloops bennadel. Matt Busche cfoutpput 4 32 Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework. I’m not sure the conclusion is sound. They both perform the same. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys.


Keep in mind you should always scope your variables, but inside a cfoutput loop that would be especially important since the query fields “could” be referenced without referring to their scope. It’s easy to join and it’s free. I sure could use your help, Thanks in advance One good reason to use cfloop instead of cfoutput is if you need to loop a query output within another query output cfoutput does not support nested query outputting.

This attribute is optional and defaults to Yes. It is necessary to sort the result set by the column being grouped.

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Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Im trying to get: This allows you to do such things as group the output of a query by a certain field or fields such fcoutput age, gender, department, go, etc. Post Your Answer Discard 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 not, is there any reason to cfouptut one over the other? Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

The above sample produces the following output: There wouldn’t be a performance difference using either method, it depends on your coding style really.

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You can however get away with it using cfloops. This is easy enough to fix. Query column to use to group sets of records. There are some notable differences though.

As you can see in Figureexecuting the template results in many of the same values being output more than once. Close this window and log in.

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