Outputting Variables

After you create a variable, you need a way to output it to the page for further manipulation or just to display its value to users.

Use the CFOUTPUT block tag to tell ColdFusion Server to replace variable references with variable values.

The CFOUTPUT tag is one of the most frequently used CFML tags. You can use it in with many other CFML tags, HTML tags, and text to format the data that's returned to the user. ColdFusion processes the CFML on the server and returns the rest to the browser.

You will learn more about formatting output and what to enclose in a CFOUTPUT tag in the next several chapters.

Refer to the CFML Language Reference for ColdFusion Express to learn more about how you can use the CFOUTPUT tag.