DataSourceTableName Class

Data Source Table Name.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:table.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class DataSourceTableName _
    Inherits StringType
Dim instance As DataSourceTableName
public class DataSourceTableName : StringType


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

17.14.31 table (Data Source Table Name)

This element specifies the particular set of data that a source or merged WordprocessingML document shall be connected to within an external data source containing multiple data sets. In other words, when connecting to a WordprocessingML document to an external data source that can have more than one repository of data within it, such as a database with multiple tables or a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets, this element is used to distinguish the specific table or spreadsheet from which data is imported from within the external data source.

[Example: Consider a WordprocessingML document that has been connected to database containing two tables named Table One and Table Two, respectively. To specify that the mail merge must import data from Table One into the WordprocessingML document, this requirement would be specified using the following WordprocessingML:

<w:table w:val="Table One" />

The table element with a value of Table One specifies that the external data must be retrieved from this table in the data source. end example]

Parent Elements

odso (§17.14.25)



val (String Value)

Specifies that its contents contain a string.

The contents of this string are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML fragment:

  <w:pStyle w:val="heading1" /> 

The value of the val attribute is the ID of the associated paragraph style's styleId.

However, consider the following fragment:

  <w:alias w:val="SDT Title Example" />

In this case, the decimal number in the val attribute is the caption of the parent structured document tag. In each case, the value is interpreted in the context of the parent element. end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_String simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_String) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


DataSourceTableName Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace