December 17th, 2003, 08:52 AM
How do I know if a file is there?
I am trying to check to see if a specific file in a directory is there before I allow the user to move on.
I'm looking for a way to basically say,
<cfif #file# exists>
You need to upload the file.
I looked at the CFFILE and CFDIRECTORY tags, and they don't seem to have a way to check like this.
I looked into the list feature of CFDirectory, but I thought there must be a better way than to retrieve the list of files, then look through the list to see if the file name is there.
Thanks for the help.
December 17th, 2003, 10:48 AM
hopefully the following snippet helps you out:
<!--- Absolute path + filname to the expected file --->
<cfset myFile = "C:\bogus.txt">
<cfoutput>#myFile#</cfoutput> DOES NOT EXIST!!!
Last edited by DeepDown; December 17th, 2003 at 10:53 AM.
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December 17th, 2003, 12:07 PM
Look at that! the FileExists function is right there on Page 206 of the Cold Fusion5 Language Refrence! How did I miss that!?!?
Thanks! I feel pretty stupid now. I use that book almost every day, and don't remember ever seeing that function.