A function equivalent of the <cftrace> tag and is used in the <cfscript> mode.


Same as the <cftrace> tag.

Function syntax

trace (var, text, type, category, inline, abort)

For positional notations, the sequence must be followed exactly in the same manner as provided in the syntax. If you do not provide one of the parameters, use an empty string instead. This does not apply to Boolean values for which you must provide proper values even if you have to skip them.

See also

cfscript, cftrace


You can call this function as name=value pair or as positional argument.


    function TotalInterest(principal, annualRate, months) { 
    var years = 0; 
    var interestRate = 0; 
    var totalInterest = 0; 
    principal = REReplace(trim(principal), "[\$]", "", "ALL"); 
    annualRate = Replace(trim(annualRate), "%", "", "ALL"); 
    if ((principal <= 0) OR (annualRate <= 0) OR (months <= 0)) { 
        Throw(type="InvalidData",message="All values must be greater than 0."); 
    interestRate = annualRate / 100; 
    years = months / 12;     
    totalInterest = principal * (((1 + interestRate) ^ years) - 1); 
    return DollarFormat(totalInterest); 
try { 
    Trace(type="Information", inline="true", text="Calculating interest."); //Use of 
    trace function in cfsript 
    WriteOutput(TotalInterest("$2500.00", "5.5%", "12")); 
    Trace(type="Information", inline="true", text="Interest calculation done."); 
catch(InvalidData ex) { 
    //Displayig exception details on screen 
    WriteOutput("<p>An InvalidData exception was thrown.</p>"); 
    //Writting the exception to log file under logs folder of web server. 
    WriteLog(type="Error", file="myapp.log", text="[#ex.type#] #ex.message#");