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targetField Attribute

Office 2003

Contains an XPath expression for the target node.



Parent Elements

Element Description
assignmentAction Defines an action to set the value of a field.


    <xsd:attribute name="targetField" type="xsd:string" use="required"></xsd:attribute>



The targetField attribute identifies the node that will receive the value from the expression attribute.

Note  This item is not supported when the Disable Service Pack features option on the Advanced tab of the Options dialog box in InfoPath is selected or when Microsoft Office 2003 Editions Service Pack 1 or later is not installed. Any form defined by a form definition file (.xsf) that includes this item cannot be opened in InfoPath when service pack features are disabled or unavailable.


The following is an example of the targetField attribute as it is used in the assignmentAction element:

    <xsf:rule caption="Receipts" condition="my:expense> 75">
 <xsf:dialogBoxMessageAction>Don't forget your receipts!</xsf:dialogBoxMessageAction>
 <xsf:switchViewAction view="Approval View"/>
 <xsf:assignmentAction targetField="my:group8/my:group9/my:target" 
  expression ="sum(my:expenses/my:expense) * my:taxRate"/>
 <xsf:queryAction adapter="Exchange Rates"/>
 <xsf:submitAction adapter="Exchange Rates"/>
 <xsf:openNewDocumentAction solutionURI="uri:microsoft-ExpenseReport"/>
 <xsf:closeDocumentAction promptToSaveChanges="yes"/>

Parent Objects | assignmentAction Element