cfthread
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Overview ColdFusion Open BlueDragon Lucee

The cfthread tag enables multithreaded programming in ColdFusion. Threads are independent streams of execution, and multiple threads on a page can execute simultaneously and asynchronously, letting you perform asynchronous processing in CFML. CFML code within the cfthread tag body executes on a separate thread while the page request thread continues processing without waiting for the cfthread body to finish. You use this tag to run or end a thread, temporarily stop thread execution, or join together multiple threads.

Attributes

Name Required Type Default Description
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action No String The action to take, one of the following values: join Makes the current thread wait until the thread or threads specified in the name attribute complete processing, or until the period specified in the timeout attribute passes, before continuing processing. If you dont specify a timeout and thread you are joining to doesnt finish, the current thread also cannot finish processing. run Creates a thread and starts it processing. sleep Suspends the current threads processing for the time specified by the duration attribute. This action is useful if one thread must wait for another thread to do processing without joining the threads. terminate Stops processing of the thread specified in the name attribute. If you terminate a thread, the thread scope includes an ERROR metadata structure with information about the termination. (optional, default=run)
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duration No String (sleep) The number of milliseconds for which to suspend thread processing. (required)
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name No String The name of the thread to which the action applies: terminate The name of the thread to stop. join The name of the thread or threads to join to the current thread. To specify multiple threads, use a comma-delimited list. run The name to use to identify the thread being created. (required)
output No If true, data will be stored about the processing of this thread such as how long it took and its status for future reference.
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priority No String The priority level at which to run the thread. The following values are valid: HIGH, LOW, NORMAL Higher priority threads get more processing time than lower priority threads. Page-level code, the code that is outside of cfthread tags, always has NORMAL priority. (optional, default=NORMAL)
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retryinterval No
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retryintervall No deprecated, alias for retryInterval
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timeout No Numeric The number of milliseconds that the current thread waits for the thread or threads being joined to finish. If any thread does not finish by the specified time, the current thread proceeds. If the attribute value is 0, the default, the current thread continues waiting until all joining threads finish. If the current thread is the page thread, the page continues waiting until the threads are joined, even if you specify a page timeout. (optional, default=0)
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type No