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Data Element

SharePoint 2003

A top-level CAML element that is used to specify sets of data. In SCHEMA.XML files (in each of the Web Server Extensions/.../ LISTS subfolders), it specifies a default set of data for a newly created list. In the FLDTYPES.XML file (Web Server Extensions/.../XML folder), it is used to specify sets of data used in the definition of fields.



Element Relationships

Parent ElementsChild Elements
List Rows


The following selection, from the end of the SCHEMA.XML file for announcements lists, defines default text for the home page of a Web site.

        <Field Name="Title">Welcome to your new team web site!</Field>
        <Field Name="Body">You can use this site to share information with
        members of the site. To add a new announcement, click "Add new announcement"
        above. This is a great way to communicate news with your team.</Field>
        <Field Name="Author"><ows:UserID/></Field>
        <Field Name="Editor"><ows:UserID/></Field>
        <Field Name="owshiddenversion">0</Field>
        <Field Name="Expires"><ows:TodayISO/></Field>