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Binding XML data to a Form Template for preview the changes on Adobe® LiveCycle® Designer

Now you would like to test your changes, but no data is shown on preview. Connecting the XML data of a document will help you in this task.


Data is populated in forms with the information from the XML file of the respective BO.


Let’s use a Customer Invoice for example. In e.g. released Invoice, on the Output tab you can find the XML file, find the respective data in XML and follow the connection tree.

Then in in ALD, connect the downloaded XML:

  1. In Tab File
  2. Form Properties…
  3. Preview
  4. “Data File” field, find the downloaded XML.


So, for example the External ID binding, follow the below example:

  1. In Object > Binding palette, click the triangle beside the Data Binding (Open, Save, Submit) box and select a binding
  2. Use “Data Connection”
  3. FormQuote > ExternalID > #data


You will see a binding like this:$.FormQuote.ExternalID


You can find more details in ALD > Help, search for > Binding the data to fields and table cells.


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