infopath lock different controls or different view
Posted on 2008-11-10
I am just starting to make an infopath solution for a sharepont workflow. I have a somewhat basic expense report. I plan to only let certain people edit certain areas based on what step it is on.
I was thinknig that I would have to make different views of the info. I clicked on Add a New View, and it gave me a blank screen. Since everything is basically the same, the plan was to pretty much copy everything, then make certain controls read only. I tried selecting everything then pasting and it did not work.
1. Is there an easy way to copy one view into another?
2. If I do this, will I have to rename controls, so the firstname in one view would have to be something else in the other view? Can they all be the same? Are views seperate?
3. Is there a better way of doing this? Should I just lock controls one at a time, instead of swithing views?
4. Is there a way to make a view out of a partial piece of the form? Meaning, if I only wanted to restrict one area, can I kind of leave the whole form and only restrict/enable a certain section? (Like an area of a paper form the says "For office use only"