DATAFLD Attribute | dataFld Property

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Sets or retrieves which field of a given data source, as specified by the dataSrc property, to bind to the specified object.


Scriptingobject.dataFld [ = sField ]

Possible Values

sFieldString that specifies or receives the field name.

The property is read/write. The property has no default value.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


In this example, a text box is bound to the flavor field supplied by a data source object with an ID of ice_cream. Because the text box is contained within a table, the text box is repeated and all values in the flavor column are displayed.

<TABLE DATASRC="#ice_cream">

In this example, the select object is bound to the card_type column of a data source control with an ID of order. The value of the field in the data set determines the option that is initially selected. In addition, when the user selects a different option from the select, the value of the card_type field in the current record of the data set is updated.

<SELECT DATASRC="#order" DATAFLD="card_type">
<OPTION>American Express
<OPTION>Diner's Club

Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this property.

Applies To

A, APPLET, BUTTON, DIV, FIELDSET, FRAME, IFRAME, IMG, INPUT type=button, INPUT type=checkbox, INPUT type=hidden, INPUT type=image, INPUT type=password, INPUT type=radio, INPUT type=text, LABEL, MARQUEE, SELECT, SPAN, TEXTAREA

See Also

Introduction to Data Binding