Data source represents a data table loaded into the PDF Form on Form Load event and is available globally inside the form.
Data source can be set up by navigating to Options → Data Sources in a template. Data Sources can retrieve data by using BCS, SP List, Active Directory and SharePoint Site Users
- SharePoint list - information is loaded from specific SharePoint list;
- Business Connectivity Services - this type of data source, retrieve data from External Content Type. External Content Types allows to work with information outside SharePoint, for example with SQL data base;
- Active Directory - allows getting list of Active Directory users;
- SharePoint Site Users - allows getting list of SharePoint site users;
By default, client side scripting and actions works only with data within a form and does not have connection to SharePoint. By using data sources, data that is stored in SharePoint, can be retrieved and used on a client side events.