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Introducing Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 by Roger Jennings

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Relating Controls to Data Types

This chapter categorizes controls by their most commonly assigned field data types: text or rich text (xsd:string); date, time, or date and time (xsd:date, xsd:time, or xsd:dateTime); numeric (xsd:integer or xsd:double); logical (xsd:boolean); and image (xsd:base64binary). (InfoPath’s and most other XML-aware applications’ schemas use the xsd: or xs: namespace prefix to designate XML Schema datatypes.)

Differentiating between data type and datatype

You’ve probably noticed that this book distinguishes the words data type and datatype. Data type refers to InfoPath’s “friendly” name for the data type, such as Whole Number. The corresponding XML Schema datatype—in this case, integer—appears in parentheses in the ...

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