Task Target Dependencies

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For a task that has more than one target (method) you can specify dependencies that will run, in the order specified, prior to your final target. Specify task target dependencies as a comma-delimited list in a depends annotation on the target function itself. There is no limit to how many target dependencies you can have, nor how deep they can nest.

component {
function run() depends="runMeFirst" {
function runMeFirst() {

Given the above Task Runner, typing

task run

would run the runMeFirst() and run() method in that order.

Any parameters passed to the target will also be passed along to methods who are dependencies. Don't forget, task CFCs are re-created every time they are executed as transients, so feel free to borrow the variables scope inside the CFC to share state between methods.