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Bulk Update Infopath Data

Posted on 2009-06-30
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I've created an infopath form that has a field on it which signifies the status of the record.  The status can be "open", "closed", or "postponed".  Users have been using the form to create records, but now I need to change about 100 records from open to postponed.  Is there a way to bulk update these records without opening each record, changing the status, then saving?
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by:Robbie_Leggett
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Create a data sheet view for the form library and then change the value in there.
 
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by:aoca
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The datasheet values are readonly when the record was created using an infopath form.  I've only been able to edit the values by opening the infopath form for each record.
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Republish the template and change the settings for the field in question. Publish the field selecting the allow users to change this field check box.
 
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by:aoca
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That is almost it.  Is there a way to update checkboxes and datetime pickers?  They still seem to not be editable.
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by:Robbie_Leggett
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Unfortunately they don't work in the same way. I have a feeling you may be able to do it with checkboxes.
 
Give it a go.
 
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