Publish InfoPath to SharePoint 2007

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-16
Hello Everyone

I noticed on the form that I have published on SharePoint.. that the name of the form shows as Form35.

How am I able to update the name of the form?
Question by:Friggin_Lazy
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    Expert Comment


    have you saved the form to a local drive before publishing? A form gets published with its file name. If you have not saved it, it will get published with the name it has in InfoPath Designer.

    cheers, teylyn

    Author Comment

    hello teylyn,

       I did save it on my local drive as CDC2 as being the name.

      Odd thing is... SharePoint is like changing the name.. or not sure what is going on
       for it to have the name FormXX when opened.
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    Accepted Solution

    With InfoPath, you publish a template to a shared location, like SharePoint.  This template is the controlled basis for forms, the master so to speak. When people add a new document it is based on that form but they add their own data to the fields or to a database.

    When you open a new form, based on a template, it is a new document and InfoPath just calls it Form1, and so on with a unique number.

    Once completed, users could be allowed to save documents themselves, which I do not recommend, since you have no control over how they name them.  Or you create a submit data connection in your form for SharePoint for example and you set up a standard naming convention and make the end for the user just a button click.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks... Yes i just noticed that it does increment the form name as new forms are created

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