the simple datatypes covered in Chapter 2,
ColdFusion supports several complex datatypes you can use to increase
the complexity and functionality of your applications. These
datatypes include lists, arrays, structures, query objects, and XML
document objects. With the exception of XML document objects (these
are covered later in Chapter 23), this chapter
discusses each of these complex datatypes and provides numerous
examples illustrating how they can further enhance your applications.
One tool you may find especially helpful in dealing with complex
datatypes is the
cfdump was added in ColdFusion 5.0 and enhanced in
ColdFusion MX. The tag allows you to
“dump” the contents of virtually
any ColdFusion variable or function to the browser in a nicely
formatted table. For more information on
see Appendix A.