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post()


Configuration Routing struct mapper


Create a route that matches a URL requiring an HTTP POST method. We recommend using this matcher to expose actions that create database records.

Name Type Required Default Description
name string No Camel-case name of route to reference when build links and form actions (e.g., blogPosts).
pattern string No Overrides the URL pattern that will match the route. The default value is a dasherized version of name (e.g., a name of blogPosts generates a pattern of blog-posts).
to string No Set controller##action combination to map the route to. You may use either this argument or a combination of controller and action.
controller string No Map the route to a given controller. This must be passed along with the action argument.
action string No Map the route to a given action within the controller. This must be passed along with the controller argument.
package string No Indicates a subfolder that the controller will be referenced from (but not added to the URL pattern). For example, if you set this to admin, the controller will be located at admin/YourController.cfc, but the URL path will not contain admin/.
on string No If this route is within a nested resource, you can set this argument to member or collection. A member route contains a reference to the resource's key, while a collection route does not.
<cfscript>
mapper()
// Route name: widgets
// Example URL: /sites/918/widgets
// Controller: Widgets
// Action: create
.post(name="widgets", pattern="sites/[siteKey]/widgets", to="widgets##create")
// Route name: wadgets
// Example URL: /wadgets
// Controller: Wadgets
// Action: create
.post(name="wadgets", controller="wadgets", action="create")
// Route name: authenticate
// Example URL: /oauth/token.json
// Controller: Tokens
// Action: create
.post(name="authenticate", pattern="oauth/token.json", to="tokens##create")
// Route name: usersPreferences
// Example URL: /preferences
// Controller: users.Preferences
// Action: create
.post(name="preferences", to="preferences##create", package="users")
// Route name: extranetOrders
// Example URL: /buy-now/orders
// Controller: extranet.Orders
// Action: create
.post(
name="orders",
pattern="buy-now/orders",
to="orders##create",
package="extranet"
)
// Example scoping within a nested resource
.resources(name="customers", nested=true)
// Route name: leadsCustomers
// Example URL: /customers/leads
// Controller: Leads
// Action: create
.post(name="leads", to="leads##create", on="collection")
// Route name: cancelCustomer
// Example URL: /customers/3209/cancel
// Controller: Cancellations
// Action: create
.post(name="cancel", to="cancellations##create", on="member")
.end()
.end();
</cfscript>

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