cfchart – CFIDE/GraphData.cfm problems

February 13, 2008 at 5:37 am 5 comments

Got cfchart – /CFIDE/GraphData.cfm problems?


If you’re running into problems with <cfchart> you’re more than likely experiencing problems with the mappings. On a productions machine you don’t want to expose the CFIDE to the public, so you remove it! However, ColdFusion needs access to some files to process the <cfchart> and display it.

 Luckily it’s easy enough to fix this problem by creating zero-byte files for internal ColdFusion processes. These files are empty files, so they should not pose any security thread.

Follow the following steps to create the files

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the web_root/CFIDE directory, typically located at \inetpub\wwwroot\CFIDE.
  3. Create a blank file named GraphData.cfm.
  4. Create a directory called main.
  5. Navigate to the new directory atweb_root/CFIDE/main.
  6. Create a blank file titled ide.cfm.
  7. Repeat steps B-F for any additional instances ofweb_root/CFIDE.

You should be fine after that.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Australian Search Engine  |  February 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    If you’re missing the CF_RunActiveContent.js and need to download it, you can just copy the following line of JavaScript into the CF_RunActiveContent.js file and put it in /CFIDE/script/


    //v1.0 Copyright 2006 Adobe Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    function CF_RunContent(src){document.write(src);}


  • 2. Javier Quintanilla  |  February 18, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Hi, i can´t display any type of charts in CF8, i dont know why. Can you help me?, maybe its a new config.

    I just update my server with CF8. And then. this happend.

    Can you help me?


  • 3. Australian Search Engine  |  February 18, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Are there any errors? Is it just in Internet Explorer or also Firefox? Did you check if the CFIDE and all files are publicly available?


  • 4. Matt  |  November 26, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks, that worked great. I knew it was some sort of mapping issue, but didn’t know exactly which files to move or create. Thanks!


  • 5. Robbo  |  October 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks so much.. had an old CF 6.1 install and graphing wasn’t working. Your fix worked perfectly!



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