Container element properties

Open the Properties view in Document Studio and select a Container element. The Properties view displays these available properties for containers.




General properties

In the All properties tab, these properties are at the top-level, in the Metadata, and in the Formatting > Common sections.

Type Value Description
Tag String Tag name for the element. This property cannot be edited.
Name String The name of the element.
Description String A summary or note about this element.
Assignment String The variable assignments that are done in the element.
Condition String A script that can apply variables or attributes as conditions on the element.
Master page String Name of the master page that is applied to the element.
Force page change true, false Default value: false

When true, a page break is inserted if current master page is similar to previous one.

Heading level offset 0 to 20 Increases the heading level by the specified number.
Target region String Writes the current element in the region that you specify.



Data properties

The Data tab is only visible in the Properties view when there is a query added to the element. In the All properties tab, these properties are at the top-level and in the Data sections.

Type Value Description
Data Source String The data source schema name. You cannot edit this property. Example: Generic XML 1
Context String If the query is on an element that is nested within another element, the context of the parent element is listed for this property. You cannot edit this property. Example: $7 is the context for the parent element.
Query String The name of the query as specified in the data source schema.
Sort String The PUB or native sort that is applied to the element.
Limit String Default value: 0

Enter a number to limit the number of data values in your output.

Filter String The PUB or native filter that is applied to the element.
Recursive Level Number Default value: 0

Instead of adding a query and each of its child queries in your template to extract a set of data, you can use the Recursive Level and Recursive Segments. Use these properties together to specify only the parent query in your template and extract data from that query and all of its child queries.

The Recursive Level is the number of times the recursive segments in the query are repeated. Example: In the query Module/Object/Link/Linked Object, if you entered 2 for the recursive segment value and 3 for the recursive level value, Link/Linked Object would be repeated 3 times. The resulting query is Module/Object/Link/Linked Object/Link/Linked Object/Link/Linked Object.

Recursive Segments Number Default value: 1

Instead of adding a query and each of its child queries in your template to extract a set of data, you can use the Recursive Level and Recursive Segments. Use these properties together to specify only the parent query in your template and extract data from that query and all of its child queries.

The number of segments in the query that are to be repeated. Example: In the query Module/Object/Link/Linked Object, if you entered 2 for the recursive segment value, Link/Linked Object are the segments that are repeated.