Before a new level of complexity is introduced, let’s review how ColdFusion processes queries.
In ColdFusion, data queries are created using the <cfquery> tag. <cfquery> performs a SQL operation and retrieves results if any exist. Results are stored temporarily by ColdFusion and remain only for the duration of the processing of the template that contained the query.
The <cfoutput> tag is used to output query results. <cfoutput> takes a query name as an attribute and then loops through all the rows that were retrieved by the query. The code block between <cfoutput> and </cfoutput> is repeated once for each and every row retrieved.
All the examples created until now displayed results in a single list or single table.