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Creating an Image Upload Handler Script

  1. Use the <CFSETTING> tag to prevent extra whitespace from being written to the output. EditLive! uses all output returned for the saved filename; extra whitespace will cause image URLs to be incorrect. For this reason the <CFSETTING> tag must be the first thing in the document.

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    <CFSETTING EnableCFOutputOnly="Yes">
    <!--- The above ensures only the <cfoutput> tag causes any output;
          EditLive! includes extra whitespace as part of the file name.
  2. Create a variable to store the location of the images on the server. In this example, we are using the images subfolder of the script location.

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         * Change this line to set the upload folder *
    <cfset uploadFolder="images">
  3. Use the expandPath function to get the full path of the folder on the server.

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    <cfset imageFolder=expandPath("#uploadFolder#")>
  4. Save the uploaded file to the images folder.

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    <!--- Save the uploaded file --->
    <cffile action = "upload"
       fileField = "image"
       destination = "#imageFolder#"
       nameConflict = "MakeUnique">
  5. Return the name of the file to ELJ in case the MakeUnique script directive caused the file to be renamed.

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    <!--- Notify ELJ of the filename --->

Example Image Upload Handler Script

Ephox Tiny has written a sample image upload handler script using ColdFusion. This script can be found at SDK_INSTALL\webfolder\uploadscripts\coldfusion\coldfusion_postacceptor.chm, where SDK_INSTALL represents the location where the EditLive!SDK is installed.


  1. Open your configuration file in any text editor (e.g. Notepad on Windows).
  2. Locate the <mediaSettings> element and add a <httpUpload> element to it. Only a portion of the full <mediaSettings> element is shown here.

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