Subform properties in the Binding tab

When you select a subform, the Binding tab in the Object palette displays several data binding options. Options that are not specifically related to creating a data connection apply both to data bound to a data source and data saved to a file when the object is not bound to a data source.


Sets the name of the subform. By default, subforms have no name. See To name a subform.

Data Binding

Sets the default data-binding method.

Use name
Enables data merging and saving options. Data values are merged and stored implicitly according to Adobe data-merging rules.

New Data Connection
Starts the New Data Connection wizard. To define a connection using the wizard, see Create a data connection to an XML schema or Create a data connection to an OLE database.

No data binding
Disables data binding. The subform will not be involved in any data-merging operations, but its objects (including any nested subforms) may still capture or display data.

Import/Export Bindings (Execute WSDL)

Sets an import/export binding for a WSDL data connection. See Create a data connection using a WSDL file.

Initial Count

Sets the number of occurrences of the currently selected object to initially display on the form, regardless of the quantity of data from any data connection. The value you specify must be equal to or larger than the value for Min Count, and less than or equal to the value of Max.

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