Model-Glue comes with some generic messages that you can use to manipulate data from your database. Generic messages are only available when you are using an ORM adapter with Model-Glue (such as Reactor or Transfer). In general, “messages” are how Model-Glue refers to requests to the server. As a very brief overview, messages are broadcast by the event handler and then handled by one ore more of functions defined in the Model-Glue configuration. You can read more about this at The Model-Glue Event Lifecycle in Layman’s Terms on Doug Boude’s blog.

I find that I most often use the “ModelGlue.genericList” message which will return a ColdFusion query from the table specified. To use this feature in your event-handler, you simply add something like so under the “broadcasts”:

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