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Chapter 8. Building the Data > Building a Simple Back-End

Building a Simple Back-End

In the real world of dynamic web page development, one cannot simply download a database and edit it. Doing so could cause corruption of data or inoperability of either the database or the web application. Therefore, it is best to leave the database where it is and use ColdFusion MX to do the editing. This is sometimes known as the back-end.

In the case of the Oakbridge site, we will build a simple back-end for the tour area. To do this, you will only need the four basic database functions: add, search, update, and delete. What makes this so interesting is that there is no need for any sort of complex SQL code. It can easily be done with server behaviors. Here's how:


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