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Problems with "SubForms" in InfoPath 2010

Posted on 2012-08-15
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I got me a form

My form what post to my SharePoint Document list

I get me some data from that list for my DropDown.

I can even see what the ID of the selected item is (visible in the attached PDF in the
"Supervisor First Name" field). What I am having trouble with is retrieving
additional data about that record based on the ID selected. I'm not sure if I
should be using the [External Item Picker] control, or if I should be doing
something with the [Query using a Data Connection] rule action.  As you
can see in the [Supervisor Name] field, I am viewing the [Full Name]
field, which is simply the concatenated [First Name] and [Last Name] fields.
The "Value" of the DropDown list is the ID of the record. What I want to
happen is, the [Supervisor First Name] and [Supervisor Last Name] fields
populate with the respective values when the Supervisor is selected. Any
help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
SubForms-in-InfoPath.pdf
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This is referred to as a "cascading dropdown"

If you search on www.infopathdev.com you can find plenty of examples.

You also are going to need to learn filtering, this is part of it.
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by:Rahsaan-Pringle
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Thanks, ClayFox, you put me in the right direction. I went on to make a little set of ScreenShots that give better detail than what I found. This one focuses on the repeating tables. The next one I do will focus on individual fields that aren't connected to a repeating table.
SubForms-in-InfoPath.pdf
SubForms.pptx
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