Body row properties in the Binding tab

When you select a body row, 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 row. By default, body rows have no name. If existing rows in the form use the same name, the number beside the name identifies the instance for the current row. 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 data file 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.

Import/Export Bindings

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

Repeat Row For Each Data Item, Min Count, Max, and Initial Count

Enables or disables row repetition. See To set the rows in a table to adjust to accommodate data.

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