how to save an infopath form

i have an infopath form where i want to a have a save button,i want this button to save  the values i entered in the form. so when the user close the form he can re open it again without loosig the values he already entered
HassanayAsked:
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HassanayAuthor Commented:
thanks, i know how to save it in the sharepoiny, am asking how to save it in my desktop. i know that i can just choose save ,but i want this to be done from a button
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
This has to be done in code, infopath does not support save / submit to a file location.

Another option is to have a library for in process documents an d create another submit data connection to it.  Or possibly their my site, etc.
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HassanayAuthor Commented:
can this be done by close & save?
if i had a button that closes & ask me if i want to save, can i make the box which will ask "if i want to save the form after close it"
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
When you have a rule action to close the form it would follow whatever options you have set. The same as if the user clicks on the X.

I would recommend a submit over a save since you have control of the submit but whichever.
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HassanayAuthor Commented:
Hi clayfox.

but i need to have a button that can ask you if you want to save, is that posssible/
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ibliskavkaCommented:
I am assuming you are using document libraries but this is easily translatable.

No.
But you can do a "save" button that sets a status field to "In Progress" then submits the form.
The "submit" on the other hand sets the value of this field to "Submitted" and then submits the form.
   *Both buttons should use the same file name and overwrite.

This way the data is stored on the server but you can filter out incomplete forms easily. The user can access incomplete forms from a dataview or document library configured to only display "In Progress" and Created By = [Me].
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HassanayAuthor Commented:
thankx ibliskavka:

so as i can understand, there is no direct solution possible by infopath. i was prefering a direct solution:(
but how i can pset the status of a field to "in progress" or "submited"?
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
Use a set field value action to update the status field, then an action to submit.
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HassanayAuthor Commented:
thanks this is playarround solution:),,infopath needs more to be like asp.net application...am realy tired from infopath:(
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