Macromedia has created a hot fix to address several issues with using COM objects in ColdFusion MX 6.1.

The hot fix resolves the following issues with COM objects:

  • 53224 - Child COM objects should not be released when the parent is released

  • 53243 - Empty string variables should not be passed as Nulls

  • 53283 - Optional arguments should be recognized correctly

  • 53114 - VT_INT arguments should be converted to VT_I4 integers

  • If a null argument is passed to a COM object, it should be initialized VT_EMPTY

See: Macromedia Technote