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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Using Data Drill-Down

Now that you’ve learned almost everything you need to know about the <cfoutput> tag, let’s put it all together in a complete application.

Data drill-down is a popular form of user interface within Web applications because it enables the progressive and gradual selection of desired data. Data drill-down applications usually are made up of three levels of interface:

  • A search screen

  • A results screen (displaying the results of any searches)

  • A details screen (displaying the details for any row selected in the results screen)

You won’t create the search screen here (forms are introduced in the next chapter), but you will create the latter two screens. Your application will display a list of movies (similar to the screens created ...

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