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Web Services and Infopath 2010

I created a stored procedure that is attached to a database in sql.  I then created a SOAP endpoint that offers up the stored procedure as a web service.  I then create an Infopath form and use the web service as the data connection.  In the form there are several fields.  All of the fields will not have data when the form is submitted.  The data that is entered into the fields on the Infopath form passes to the sql table.  The problem is that the fields that are blank on the form are being represented by a zero in the table instead of NULL.  All fields are of the float data type. If data is not entered into a field on the Infopath form I need NULL to be passed to the table.
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Bryan Pigg
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
In form properties, on one of the last tabs there is a place to specify how to treat blank values. I beleive by default it is 0 rather than a blank.

I would try changing that.
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Bryan PiggAuthor Commented:
I did try changing that and it did not work.  That setting is described as "Select this option to have Infopath treat blank values in mathematical operations as zero."  I believe this has to do with expressions embedded in fields.
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
I think you would have to make the conversion or fix in the webservice then.

Maybe replace the value to Null there.
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Bryan PiggAuthor Commented:
If I change the data type to varchar it will leave a blank value. Could I specify that all my parameters be varchar and convert back to decimal before writing to the database.

Just odd how infopath just assigns a 0 to an empty parameter.
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
Yah InfoPath defaults all decimals to 0. Have you tried binding a text box to the decimal field and see if it still defautls it to zero. I am not sure it is the field or the control that is putting the 0 in there.

I think your idea would be one fix.  You can still format your controls liek a decimal in InfoPath but it will accept blank values as well.
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