XForms actions

Introduction

The actions in this page are called "XForms actions" because they closely match actions found in the XForms specification.

xf:setvalue

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.7]

Set a value in the form data.

  • parameters
    • ref: required XPath expression, relative to the root element of the form data, pointing to the node to set
    • value: optional XPath expression, relative to the node to set, specifying the value to set

If value is omitted, the value selected is the empty string.

Examples:

xf:setvalue(ref = "//first-name")                            // clear the value of the `first-name` element, if found
xf:setvalue(ref = "//submit-date", value = "current-date()") // set the value of the `submit-date` element, if found, to the current date

xf:dispatch

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.3]

Dispatch an XForms event by name to an XForms target.

  • parameters
    • name (default parameter): specifies the name of the event to dispatch
    • targetid: specifies the event's target id, fr-form-model by default. [SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.4]

xf:send

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.3]

Send an XForms submission.

  • parameters
    • submission: specifies the id of the submission to send

xf:show

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.3]

Open an XForms dialog by id.

  • parameters
    • dialog: specifies the id of the dialog to open

xf:hide

[SINCE Orbeon Forms 4.10]

Close an XForms dialog by id.

  • parameters
    • dialog: specifies the id of the dialog to close

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