Binding Properties dialog box
this dialog box to change a form object’s properties when you associate
a data binding with an existing field on the form design. You can
associate a data binding with a form object by dragging a node from
the Data View palette onto the object or by using the Binding tab
in the Object palette. See
To create a bound field or subform
This dialog box is only displayed for form objects that support
data binding. Notice that this dialog box is not displayed when
setting the binding of radio button objects.
To display this dialog box, drag a node from the Data View palette
onto an existing field on the form design or when you specify the
binding node using the Binding tab in the Object palette.
Update all related properties
Updates all the possible properties of the form object to
match the properties of the binding object.
If the form object
type is different from the binding type, and you select Update All
Related Properties, the form object type will change to match the
binding type. For example, if the form object is a text field, and
the binding object is a numeric field, selecting Update All Related
Properties changes the form object to a numeric field. To control
whether the object type is changed, use the option Update The Following
Update the following properties only
Displays a list of all the possible properties of the form
object that can be updated by the properties of the binding object.
You can select the specific properties that you want to update. Accepting
all the options produces the same result as selecting Update All Related
The list of properties displayed varies according
to the combination of form object type and binding. If the form
object and binding object are the same, the following list of possible
options may appear as updateable properties:
The Name and Caption properties
are always displayed. The other properties vary according to what
is appropriate for the form object and binding. For example, if
the binding has validation script information, the Validation Scripts option
Depending on the form object and binding combination,
Designer also displays options related to the object’s type. The
following list of type-dependent options may appear as updateable
Data Pattern (Text Field and Date/Time
Default Value (all fields except Image Field)
Image URL (Image Field only)
List Items (Drop-down List only)
Max Chars (Text Field only)
If the form object
type is the same as the binding object type, Designer displays the
type-dependent properties along with the other properties mentioned above.
However, if the form object type is different from the binding object
type, Designer displays the Type option, followed by all the type-dependent properties.
In this situation, the Type option must be selected to update any
of the type-dependent properties. If you do not select the Type
option, none of the type-dependent properties will be updated.
you do not want the form object type to change, deselect the Type
Don’t update any related properties
Specifies that no additional properties of the object, other
than the binding itself, will be changed.
Don’t Show Again
Stops the Binding Properties dialog box from displaying when
you drag a node from the Data View palette onto the Layout Editor.
of the object’s properties will be updated to match the properties
of the data item in the data source.
To start the Binding
Properties dialog box displaying again, right-click the Data View
palette, select Options, and select the Show Binding Properties