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Integration Field Elements
An integration field element includes the value of the specified field. It must appear in an instance of its parent integration object type. If a field element has no contents (signified by a start tag immediately followed by an end tag), it is interpreted to mean that the field's value should be set to empty. The same is true when a field's value is empty; the field element will have a start tag immediately followed by an end tag.
The order in which XML fields appear within their parent component element is determined by the Sequence field in the Tools definition of the field.
All fields are optional. If a field element is not present in a component element, the field is not created in the integration object instance.
Integration component fields have a property called XML Parent Element. If this property contains the name of another field, then that field (either as an attribute or as an element) appears as a child of its parent field's element.