The action page that you build to insert data needs to include:
You'll use the CFLOCATION tag to redirect users after the query insertion.
The CFQUERY tag supports a number of SQL statements that you use to insert, update, and delete records in a table.
For example, you'll use the INSERT statement to insert data into a database.
<CFQUERY NAME="QueryName" DataSource="DataSourceName"> INSERT INTO Table (ColumnName, ColumnName,..) VALUES ('ValueToInsert','ValueToInsert',..) </CFQUERY>
This code inserts an employee's last name and first name into the Employees table:
<CFQUERY NAME="AddEmployees" DATASOURCE="HRApp"> INSERT INTO Employees (FirstName, LastName) VALUES ('#Form.FirstName#','#Form.LastName#') </CFQUERY>
|Note:||The purpose of this guide is to get you up and running with ColdFusion Express. Allaire suggests that you purchase a book on SQL to learn how to use it efficiently.|
|To build an insert action page:|
<CFIF IsDefined("Form.Contract") IS "Yes"> <CFSET ContractStatus="Yes"> <CFELSE> <CFSET ContractStatus="No"> </CFIF>
This ensures that a contract value always passes to the database.
<CFQUERY NAME="InsertEmployee" DATASOURCE="HRExpress">
INSERT INTO Employees (FirstName, LastName, Department_ID, StartDate, Salary, Contract) VALUES ('#Form.FirstName#','#Form.LastName#', #Form.Department_ID#,#Form.StartDate#, #Form.Salary#, '#ContractStatus#')
InsertAction.cfmby adding employees to the database.
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Move on in this chapter to learn about updating data.
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