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Two Different SharePoint 2010 InfoPath Browser Error Message

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Hello,

I have a number of different SharePoint 2010 InfoPath browser forms.

I have noticed on some forms if one tries to submit with validation errors remaining, such as fields that have not been filled out, a nice error message appears in a dialog box that starts with: "InfoPath cannot submit the form because it contains errors." It then prompts the user to use the Ctrl+Shift+O and Ctrl+Shift+I keys for more information.

On some of my other forms, I get a much harsher message that starts with "The form cannot be submitted because it contains validation errors." It then has ugly syntax at the end like: "Field or group: my:First_x0020_Name Error: This is a required field!" There is then a "Show Details" message that isn't on the first message.

I would much rather have the first message on all of my forms when something is wrong - the error that specifies the shortcut keys to use. I have tried comparing my forms but don't readily see anything different. What causes InfoPath to choose one message over the other?

Thanks,
Joseph Irvine
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I'll answer my own question.

I found out that I received the dialog box with the shortcuts listed when I only had one rule on the submit button with a submit action.

It turns out on the other forms I had multiple actions that each had a submit action. For example, if field1 = yes, then set field2 = "value 1" and submit. If field1 = no, then set field2 = "value 2" and submit. So even though it was impossible for both submit actions to be called; field1 could never be both yes and no at the same time, InfoPath somehow decided to throw a different errors message.

Not sure if this is the root cause, but I tried enough experiments to know that this is at least one reason why one might see two different validation error messages depending on how the logic is set for submit buttons.

Thanks,
Joseph Irvine
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