The dataType property specifies the data type of the item.

For NON_DATABASE formField items, the data type has to be specified. For other formField items, data type is determined from the database column type and cannot be modified.

There is not an explicitly-named DATATYPE attribute in Genero BDL. A widgets data type is defined within a form's ATTRIBUTES section. For related topics, search on ATTRIBUTES section in the Genero Business Development Language User Guide.