Numeric field properties in the Binding tab

When you create a numeric field, the Binding tab presents data binding options that you can apply to the object. 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 numeric field. See To name and rename objects.

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.

Use global data
Associates a single data value with all objects that have the same name (see To define a global field).

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. Because the object will not capture or display merged data, any information associated with the object is not written as output when the form data is saved/submitted.

Data Format

Sets the format of the data. See To specify a data pattern:

A three-part representation of a number that contains a radix character. The number is represented by the following parts: a sign, a number, and a radix character. Some examples of floating point numbers are 4.23423412, 1234.1234234, or 4.00. Note that in some locales, the radix character is not a decimal point. For example, in a German (Germany) locale, the radix character is a comma (as in 1234,1234).

Any sequence of the digits 0 through 9 possibly preceded by a minus sign. For example, the number may be a positive (such as 1, 2, or 3), a zero, or a negative whole number (such as -1, -2, or -3).

Import/Export Bindings

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

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