Returns an XML element with a specific name and attribute.


FindElementwithAttribute(xmlString, elementName, attribute, attributeVal)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes2
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules No
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes2
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions No
Object Permissions No
Services No
Mobile No
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions No
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references No
Search/Dashboard with field references No

1. Not fully supported in calculation rules that have a condition of After Save or the Also Recalculate on Load option selected. It may fail if the rule's field is used in a grid, form, or saved search.

2. Except when this field appears on a form or is triggered by such a field.


Parameter Description
xmlString XML input string


XML element name


XML element attribute name


XML element attribute value

Return Value

FindElementwithAttribute (xmlString, elementName, attribute, attributeVal)


$(FindElementwithAttribute('<catalog><book id="B1001"><author>Johns, Jorge</author><title>The Rest API</title><price>3.50</price></book><book id="B1002"><author>Boberson, Bob</author><title>XML Modifiers and You</title><price><priceUS>48.95</priceUS><priceUK>48.96</priceUK></price></book></catalog>', "book", "id", "B1001"))

Returns this attribute value: <book id="B1001"><author>Johns, Jorge</author><title>The Rest API</title><price>3.50</price></book>