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I am trying to do something relatively simple.

I have an InfoPath form that track attendance at meetings, the form contains a list of members obtained from a SharePoint list, on the right of each member I want to have a checkbox that the user fills in.

John Doe                 [  ]
Seamus Brennan    [  ]
Sandra Fahy           [  ]
Mark Gibbin             [  ]

I can get the list in there now worries, but the checkbox is proving to be an issue.

Any Ideas.




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by:Justin Imes
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make sure you create a choice column in sharepoint then bind it to the infopath check box you create... Make sure the control is checkbox.
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by:adavir
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yes, I have tried that. The issue is that the data source is locked as is the resulting check box. As a result you cannot change the value.

When you add a check box to the repeating table/item you end up with the same checkbox for each row so when you check one they all become checked.

using code behind is not an option I'm afraid.

Regards

Paul
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by:janicet123
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Are you displaying all items from the list at all times? If that is the case, each check box will need to be bound to a separate item in your list. You will need to create new check boxes for each item. Consequently, if the check box is independent from the list item, you will need to restructure your data source to reflect that.  
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by:adavir
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Hi there,

I'm aware of that, however I will need to know how to accomplish that exactly.

Paul
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I am happy to help. You mentioned a repeating table that is pulling informaitno from a SharePoint list. In your data source, you will create a group node for the meeting attendees. Under that, you will create two more nodes under that -one for the attendee and one for attendance that the user can click (the checkbox - this should be created as a boolean field). It should look like the first picture. Then you can insert the group node into your template as a repeating table.

Change the text box for the attendee name to be a drop down box and bind it to the name field of your secondary data source. As new rows are inserted, each check box works independently of the others. See the second screen shot.

If you need clarification, please let me know.  Repeating Table Datasource Picture of the repeating table
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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