DataLayer.XML Can Use URL, Too
The DataLayer.XML File element is very useful for getting data from an XML file into tables or input select lists. However, instead of specifying a filename, you can specify a URL instead and retrieve data from sources other than the local file system. Here's how it works:
Usually, when using a DataLayer.XML File element, for the XML File attribute you provide (1) the name of a file in the file system. If you enter just the filename, the application will look for it first in the _SupportFiles folder.
However, you can instead provide (2) a URL to a file on another server. This could be useful in centralizing look-up information or getting data from another server.