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namedRecordset method (applet, object, xml)

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Returns a recordset object that represents the records of the specified data member from a data source object.


object.namedRecordset (recordName [, subChapter]);
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.


Required. String that specifies the name of the data member. Use an empty string to get the default data member (such as the recordset property).
Optional. String that specifies a hierarchical path to a sub-dataset.

Return value:

Returns a recordset object or null.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the namedRecordset method:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function OnNewsComplete () {
            var boundingObj = event.srcElement;

            var items = boundingObj.namedRecordset ("", "item");
            items.MoveFirst ();

            while (!items.EOF) {
                var title = items.Fields ("title").value;
                var link = items.Fields ("link").value;
                DisplayItem (title, link);
                items.MoveNext ();

        function DisplayItem (title, link) {
            var htmlcode = '<i><a href="'+link+'" target="_blank">'+title+'</a><br /></i>';
            document.getElementById ('news').innerHTML += htmlcode;
    <xml src="news.xml" onDatasetComplete="OnNewsComplete ();"></xml>
    <div id="news"></div>
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