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GetApplicationMetaData() sometimes returns data from a different application

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Withdrawn/Duplicate

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Richard Davies / Richard Davies (Richard Davies)

Created: 05/26/2016

Components: Core Runtime

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type:

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Final /

Priority/Frequency: Major / Some users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Win 2008 Server R2 64 bit

Vote Count: 0

Duplicate ID:	CF-4155785

Problem Description:

GetApplicationMetaData() is supposed to return a struct containing metadata properties of the current application, but sometimes it returns data from a different application. When this happens, the properties such as name and sessionManagement, etc. are incorrect.

Steps to Reproduce:

Run this code multiple times and look for odd behavior. The behavior is not consistent and I have not been able to determine exactly what condition(s) cause it to return data from the wrong application, but it seems to happen more frequently right after I update the .cfm file or when I first access the page (so maybe it has something to do with when CF compiles the code into Java bytecode or initializes the application, etc.)

<cfapplication name="sessiontest" sessionmanagement="true" />

	public Boolean function isPersistentDataEnabled() {
		if (ListFirst(server.coldfusion.productversion,",") GTE 10) {
			return getApplicationMetaData().sessionManagement; // CF10 compatible
		} else {
			return application.getApplicationSettings().sessionManagement;


	<cfset Session.test = "Session exists">

	<cfdump var="#Application#">
	<cfdump var="#getApplicationMetaData()#">
	<cfdump var="#Session#">

Actual Result:

getApplicationMetaData().name = "PortlandOnline"
getApplicationMetaData().sessionManagement = "NO"

(See attached screenshot)

Expected Result:

getApplicationMetaData().name = "sessiontest"
getApplicationMetaData().sessionManagement = "YES"

(See attached screenshot)

Any Workarounds:


----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	4158130

External Customer Info:
External Company:  
External Customer Name: Richard Davies
External Customer Email:  
External Test Config: My Hardware and Environment details:

System Information

Server Details

Server Product 	ColdFusion

Version 	10,0,19,298511

Tomcat Version

Edition 	Enterprise  

Operating System 	Windows Server 2008 R2  

OS Version 	6.1  

Update Level 	/D:/Applications/CFusion/cfusion/lib/updates/chf10000019.jar  

Adobe Driver Version 	4.1 (Build 0001)  

JVM Details

Java Version 	1.7.0_15  

Java Vendor 	Oracle Corporation

The sessiontest.cfm file I used for this test is located in our IISRoot\PortlandOregon directory, which also contains an application.cfm that defines a "PortlandOregon" application. The "PortlandOnline" application is defined in IISRoot\PortlandOnline\application.cfm. The ColdFusion administrator has a mapping that maps "/" to "IISRoot/PortlandOnline". So for whatever reason, GetApplicationMetaData() in sessiontest.cfm sometimes doesn't return data for the sessiontest application, or even the PortlandOregon application, but is instead returning data for the PortlandOnline application.


  1. May 27, 2016 00:00:00: 1_actual.png
  2. May 27, 2016 00:00:00: 2_expected.png


Hi Richard, I tried the repro case given in this bug, but I am not facing this issue. Please share the server settings pdf to further investigate this issue.
Comment by Nimit S.
2625 | May 30, 2016 12:36:20 AM GMT
Sorry, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "server settings pdf"... can you please explain in more detail what information you want?
Comment by External U.
2626 | May 31, 2016 02:49:29 PM GMT
Richard, Sorry, its settings summary. To generate settings summary pdf follow below mentioned steps: 1. Login into CF Admin. 2. Navigate to Server Settings > Settings Summary 3. Click on button "Save as PDF" on top right corner. Thanks, Nimit
Comment by Nimit S.
2627 | June 01, 2016 12:05:58 AM GMT
Since that information contains some sensitive data (server names, IP addresses, usernames, etc.) I'd rather not make public, is there a way I can submit that information other than uploading it to this public ticket? Can I email you the information?
Comment by External U.
2628 | June 01, 2016 03:09:41 PM GMT
Sure Richard. You can send the information at
Comment by Nimit S.
2629 | June 06, 2016 11:40:11 AM GMT
Thank you. I've emailed you a requested information.
Comment by External U.
2630 | June 06, 2016 02:09:59 PM GMT
Richard, This is a duplicate of bug #CF-4155785. So, I am closing it. The fix for this issue will be available as part of an upcoming update of ColdFusion 10.
Comment by Nimit S.
2631 | August 10, 2016 04:52:05 AM GMT