Infopath 2010 - Set default value issue
Posted on 2011-05-02
I am running a SharePoint 2010 and working on building a SharePoint list for inventory purposes. I a list with different content types. There is one column which is being added to all content types of the list.
I am trying to figure out a way to add a default value through the InfoPath form which does NOT use the default value of the SharePoint list. If I configure the default value in the InfoPath form of one of the content types, then it configures this value as the default value of the SharePoint list. This becomes an issue when I work on the forms of the other content types. As soon I open the InfoPath form of the other content types, then InfoPath detects a change in the SharePoint list (because the default value of the column has changed) and wants to refresh the information from the SharePoint list. I have to deny each time because I do not want the new default value being written into the field within my InfoPath form I am working on.
So my question is: Is there another way to write have a default value in a InfoPath form field which does not utilize the default value setting of the SharePoint list? I tried already with rules but for some reason if I add a rule in one form then it is being added to the other forms as well.
I hope someone can help.