Coldfusion Redirect & Location with Session data
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Let's say you have a form that handles products.
If someone shows up to the form without an
?id=##, you're sure they
must mean to create one. If there is an id, they mean to update. In
the end though, all the user cares about is the "Save" button.
"Create" and "Update" are your job to worry about. So you've created
a wonderful cfc that does the work on the form, sets a message about
the result in the session, and want to display it.
You can't simply reload the page after creating the product, your
page needs the newly created product's id in the url, and that breaks
the back button. So, you try
cflocation, and figure on outputting
the message there. No dice. The message you put in the session is
gone when you get there. That is because when you do
the cookie that carries session information to the client is never
sent along to them. Cookies have to be sent back to the user, and
cflocation is a server side redirect. So instead, you use this
<cfset variables.url = cgi.script_filename & '?id=' & product.id> <cfheader statuscode="301" statustext="Moved permanently"> <cfheader name="Location" value="#variables.url#"> <cfabort>
Note that you must include the
cfabort in your code.
While the user is correctly redirected using the
page it sits on finishes processing!