Script that modifies the sourceSet model or its children
makes the form's certification invalid and the form can no longer
be trusted. Because a form can become certified at any time during
its life cycle, it is important to use scripting techniques that
prevent the form from failing after it is certified.
You must work with clones of the model rather than with the model
if you intend to use scripts that modify the sourceSet model or
any of its children. Cloning prevents the form from failing when
scripts modify a data model. For example, forms that execute common
tasks, such as displaying records in a database or selecting specific
records in a database, require the modification of data connection
nodes contained within the sourceSet model.
To clone the sourceSet model, you must create a method on the
script that defines the data connection that you want to modify
within the sourceSet model and make sure that the script keeps using
the clone instead of the definition.
Consider the following script from a data drop-down list. The
script populates the list from data from a from a data source.
var oDB = xfa.sourceSet.nodes.item(nIndex);
// Search node with the class name "command"
var nDBIndex = 0;
while(oDB.nodes.item(nDBIndex).className != "command")
To clone the sourceSet model, you need to change the line that
accesses it by appending the clone (1) method to the end of the
var oDB = xfa.sourceSet.nodes.item(nIndex).clone(1);
You can store the cloned data connection node
in a variable or a variable defined in a script object.