Required for <cfhttp> POST operations, <cfhttpparam> is used to specify the parameters necessary to a cfhttp POST.

This tag cannot have a body.

This tag is also supported within <cfscript>

<cfhttpparam name=string type=body|CGI|cookie|file|form|formfield|header|URL|XML value=any file=string encoded=boolean mimetype=string >
Attribute Description Default
string, optional

A variable name for the data being passed.

string, optional

valid values are:

  • header: specifies an HTTP header.
  • CGI: specifies an HTTP header. Encodes the value depending on the attribute "encoded
  • body: specifies the body of the HTTP request.
  • XML: identifies the request as having a content-type of text/xml. Specifies that the value attribute contains the body of the HTTP request. Used to send XML to the destination URL.
  • file: tells Lucee to send the contents of the specified file.
  • URL: specifies a URL query string name-value pair to append to the cfhttp url attribute.
  • form,formField: specifies a form field to send.
  • cookie: specifies a cookie to send as an HTTP header.


any, optional

Specifies the value of the URL, FormField, Cookie, File, or CGI variable being passed.

string, optional

Required for type = File.

boolean, optional

Applies to type cgi and url, ignored for all other types.

Specifies whether to URL encode the values defined with the tag, but only if necessary (no double encoding).

string, optional

Applies to File type; invalid for all other types.

Specifies the MIME media type of the file contents.

The content type can include an identifier for the character encoding of the file;

For example, text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 indicates that the file is HTML text in the ISO Latin-1 character encoding.


Simple Example

<cfhttpparam name="test_file", type="file", file="filepath/file.ext">
 //Script format
 cfhttpparam(name="test_file", type="file", file="filepath/file.ext");

See also