To clarify - I'm using Infopath 2010.
I have inherited a number of SharePoint Form Libraries. Each Library has a slightly different form template, although 99% of the field names are labelled the same in each variation of the template when I view them in the Infopath design view.
I have to make the some changes to each of these templates, and rather than make the changes to 6 different forms, I would like to make the changes to a single form template, and then add the additional 1% of fields which are not shared by each form template before I publish.
If I do this and ensure that all the field names are called the same as they were in their previously individual templates, will the data still populate when I publish to their individual SharePoint form libraries? The last thing I want to do is publish to the form library and although the field name is the same, because I've published a different template, it loses all the previously held data in the form.
To give you an example. There is a field called 'HighRiskRelationship' in 2 of my 6 templates which is called 'Risk_Level_High' in the other 4 variations. If I work off a single template, make all the necessary changes, and save 6 different versions before publishing and then make the amendment to this particular field so it is called the same as it was the old template, will the data still appear when the users retrieve the form in SharePoint?
Thanks for your help