Sets or retrieves the source of the data for data binding.
= sID... >
|Scripting||object.dataSrc [ = sID ]|
specifies or receives the identifier of the data source.|
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.
Tabular and single-valued data consumers use the dataSrc property to specify a binding. The property takes a string that corresponds to the unique identifier of a data source object (DSO) on the page. The string must be prefixed by a number sign (#).
When the dataSrc property is applied to a tabular data consumer, the entire data set is repeated by the consuming elements.
When the dataSrc property is applied to a table, any contained single-valued consumer objects that specify a dataFld property are repeated for each record in the supplied data set. To complete the binding, the binding agent interrogates the enclosing table for its data source. A tabular data consumer contained within another tabular data consumer (table) must specify an explicit dataSrc.
In this example, a text box is bound to the customer_name field of a data source object with an ID of "customer". Because the text box is located within a data-bound table, the text box is repeated to display each of the records provided by the data source.
<TR><TD><INPUT TYPE=TEXTBOX DATAFLD="customer_name"><TD><TR>
There is no public standard that applies to this property.
Introduction to Data Binding