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Retrieving the Form Data Using ColdFusion MX

You can use SQL queries to retrieve records from a database table. There are many instances when you’ll want to retrieve data based on certain end user-specified criteria. For example, you might want to retrieve records for everyone in a particular department or in a particular city whose first name is Arnold. You can use forms in ColdFusion applications to allow end users to specify the data that’s to be retrieved in a query. As discussed earlier, when you submit a form, the variables pass to the action page where processing takes place.

The form is populated with data from a database in two steps:


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