Can I Get Data from an InfoPath Form Into Excel or Access with VBA?

Someone created an InfoPath form which various people e-mail to me to send me information. The problem is, we don't have MOSS, and I can't do anything with the data in the form unless I want to copy and paste each field into either a spreadsheet or a database.

I am hoping there is a way to extract the data from the InfoPath form into Excel or Access using some VBA code.

Does anyone do anything like this?
Rex85Asked:
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Juice841Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is an example....

1. update the ReadXMLIntoCells sub to match for infopath xml nodes
2. add column headers to your sheet
3. you will need to include a reference in you excel vba for MS XML ([Tools] -[References]

J

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim iCount
    
    'for a max set of rows
    For iCount = 1 To 1000
        
        'If this is an empty row then read a file and import
        If IsEmpty(Cells(iCount, 1)) Then
            ReadXMLIntoCells (iCount)
            Exit For
        End If
        
    Next iCount
    
    
End Sub

Private Sub ReadXMLIntoCells(i)
    Dim doc As MSXML2.DOMDocument30
    Dim mnode As MSXML2.IXMLDOMNode
    Dim sFile
    
    'create xml doc
    Set doc = New MSXML2.DOMDocument30
    
    'get a filename from the user
    sFile = Application.GetOpenFilename("XML Files (*.XML), *.XML", , "Open an xml file...")
    
    'loa the file from the user
    doc.Load (sFile)
    
    'the cells based on node name in infopath...defaults are my:field.....
    Cells(i, 1) = doc.SelectSingleNode("//my:field1").Text
    
    Cells(i, 2) = doc.SelectSingleNode("//my:field2").Text

End Sub

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Juice841Commented:
I assume you are getting the form.xml files back from each submitter.  

If so you can import the form results into Excel by selecting the [Data] tab then selecting [Other Sources]-[From XML  Data Import]

J
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Rex85Author Commented:
I can export them to Excel yes. I am receiving the Form.xml file.

I was hoping there was a way to code it so that executing a macro from Excel or Access could extract the data from the form into a table in it's proper place.

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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
The other option is to have the data stored in a database rather than the indivdual forms.

Then you can connect Excel to the database and all of your records are aggregated.
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Rex85Author Commented:
I would prefer the aggregated database approach. I am not locked into Excel necessarilly. I am still working with the code Juice841 provided.

Would the code to store the Infopath data in a database (Access perhaps?) be similar?

Rex
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
You can utilize a database without any code, completely codeless.

You would need to redo the form as a database type form (linked to a table). Or get a third party tool like www.qdabra.com provides.
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Rex85Author Commented:
Thanks.
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