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Trying to customize External List Forms Using Microsoft InfoPath

Hello Experts,

I followed the directions to the letter from this webpage:

However after the file is saved when I click on an entry , the listform.aspx that opens upthe modification but now "edit and delete" are grayed out.

Also I notice that the editForm.aspx and NewForm.aspx did not not get modified.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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colonelblueAuthor Commented:
Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
External List forms I played with several years ago (SP2010), they are pretty finite and temperamental.  This could be an update to SharePoint since then that has impacted the functionality.

Have you successfully created custom InfoPath forms on non-external lists (normal lists generated in SP)?

Can you successfully use browser based form from a library template?

I ended up finding the external list, for data manipulation, to restrictive since you could only work with one row at a time, etc.

 A better practice is to just connect to the database directly or host some webservices to the data. www.qdabra.com might be an option for you if you have a lot of SQL integration to do.
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