You can use a data structure captured in other Document
Services products to create your form design. In addition to providing
UML-like capabilities, the Adobe application modeling technology
supports advanced functionality, including derived properties, variants,
constraints, filters, and styles. You create an Adobe Data Model
connection by selecting an FML file.
A model data connection enables you to bind elements and attributes
based on the model to fields in the form. You can also use the data
structure to create bound fields and subforms. You can then submit
the form to the server to merge it with data that is based on the
Note: Forms that are connected to an Adobe Data Model
are saved in XDP format and preview as static PDFs. When you add
an Adobe Data Model connection to a form, all interactive form features
Do one of the following tasks:
File > New Data Connection.
Select an object on the page. In the Object palette, click
the Binding tab, and select New Data Connection from the Data Binding
In the Name New Connection box, type a name for the connection.
name must be one word and no longer than 127 characters. The first character
of the name must be a letter or underscore (_). The remaining characters
can be letters, digits, hyphens (-), underscores, or periods (.).
Select Adobe Data Model and click Next.
Click Browse and search for and select the FML file.
Click Finish. The data schema appears in the Data View palette.