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    How do I post HTML form input tags name element array [ ] with Coldfusion?

    Asked by mindriot70 on June 13, 2011 at 02:05 AM

    The basic question is if I have multiple fields names that are identical in my form fields, how do I post the values from my thank you page so Coldfusion/Railo can read the [] array fields as a simple string so I can post to my external database?

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    Answered by mindriot70 on June 13, 2011 at 02:13 AM

    After 2 days of coding I finally found out how to do this!

    <cfset PIFirst = form["Q1_PERSONALINFORMATION[first]"]>
    <cfset PILast = form["Q1_PERSONALINFORMATION[last]"]>
    <cfset BAAL1 = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[ADDR_LINE1]"]>
    <cfset BAAL2 = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[ADDR_LINE2]"]>
    <cfset BAC = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[CITY]"]>
    <cfset BACO = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[COUNTRY]"]>
    <cfset BAP = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[POSTAL]"]>
    <cfset BAS = form["Q4_BUSINESSADDRESS[STATE]"]>
    <cfset PNA = form["Q6_PHONENUMBER6[AREA]"]>
    <cfset PNP = form["Q6_PHONENUMBER6[PHONE]"]>
    <cfset CNA = form["Q5_CELLNUMBER[AREA]"]>
    <cfset CNP = form["Q5_CELLNUMBER[PHONE]"]>

    <!---Then insert into your database--->

    <cfquery name="myqueryname" datasource="mydatasource">
         VALUES (

    Hope this helps any Coldfusion users!

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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 13, 2011 at 07:42 PM


    Glad to see that you were able to figure things out on your own. I personally apologize if I wasn't able to attend to your question the soonest time possible. I hate to admit but I do not know a single thing about coldfusion.

    Your solution though would be of great help to any Jotform user who might be needing to delve into Coldfusion language for their projects.

    We appreciate your efforts.


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    Answered by mindriot70 on June 13, 2011 at 08:04 PM
    No problemo! With this figured out I see a great partnership with some of
    our clients with you. Keep up the great work!


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    Answered by dskillz1911 on July 14, 2012 at 02:51 PM


    have you had any luck using coldfusion with the file upload feature JOTFORM has? If so I would love to see the code.

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