Infopath 2010 External XML Data Connection

Posted on 2012-09-19
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Last Modified: 2012-09-26
I have created a very simple form with a recieve type secondary external data connection to an XML file.  Everything is work fine however when the XML file is updated with new data it is not reflecting in the form even  after closing the form and re-opeing it.  I created a button to refresh all secondary data sources which did not work.  Any ideas?
Question by:kriskyk
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Probably need to go through the setup wizard again.

2 ways to do XML files default is to embed and save it in the template. This does not update except when you update the data connection.

Other way is not to embed, which is what you want so it queries the file each time.

Author Comment

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When creating the external data connection to the XML file which is stored on a shared network these are the prompts I recieve:


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kriskyk earned 0 total points
ID: 38423586
Resolved the issue.....xml file needs to be hosted on sharepoint in order to have the option to dynamically update data and not on a share network folder.

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ID: 38435950
it works...

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