Microsoft InfoPath is a software application for designing, distributing, filling and submitting electronic forms containing structured data. The product features a WYSIWYG form designer in which the various controls (e.g. textbox, radio button, checkbox) are bound to data, represented separately as a hierarchical tree view of folders and data fields. All the data stored in InfoPath forms are stored in an XML format. Secondary data sources can be built into the form or they can be accessed through an external data connection to SharePoint or a Web service.

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How to configure Infopath on SP 2016. I used a guide for SP 2013 but it guides me to do the following:

To activate the SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection feature, go to Site Setting --> under Site Collection Administration, select Site Collection Feature --> Active SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features  (DONE)
Make sure States Service is started.  Go to Central Administration --> click Application Management --> under Service Application section --> click Manage Service Application  and If you don’t see State Service in the list, go to Central Admin --> click Configuration Wizard --> click Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard--> click Start the Wizard --> Select State Service and click OK
But this SP has not such a thing as Central Administration.
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hi all,

I hope someone can help  / show me where to look.
We have a list (let's say a To-Do list for example), and when someone clicks "New" a form pops up and people enter details, hit save and it gets added to the log.
The person who made the form is away at the moment and we want to modify the form. I'm not sure if it was built on InfoPath, Excel (is that possible), etc.

My question is: how can I find where this form resides and edit it? We need to add some more fields but I've looked around the site (even doing a search for .xsn extensions) and googled away but no luck. I've looked in each document and list library but can't find it. There has to be a way? The drop downs in the form I can modify / add things as they're just in the list, but the form itself - I'm at a loss. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.

Thank you in advance.
I have an InfoPath form implemented on a SharePoint List in SHarePoint Online. How do I print out the InfoPath form.
We've been tasked with a project. The idea is to create some forms, ideally web based, where users can input data that is then stored in our sql server and the form sent on to someone else for approval. (In simple terms).

My idea is to use sql server, SharePoint and InfoPath. Does that seem like a viable solution and does anyone have any prior experience or good material they could share?
Hello, I'm getting an error message from Sharepoint that states "Sorry, you don't have a license to use InfoPath Services".  We were under the impression that External users inherit the use rights of the SharePoint Online customer who is inviting them to collaborate.  Does anyone know why I would receive this message if the external user inherits rights?
I am trying to have outside users be able to view, and fill out (edit) a form / list made in infopath, and submit / save to the site list columns.I am using Office 365 (SharePoint Online), and have an InfoPath browser enabled form made from an edited custom SharePoint list on our site. When users 'outside of the organization' try to use it, they receive an error message: "Sorry, you do not have a License to use InfoPath form services, Please contact your help desk" - this is even logging in with Enterprise 3 accounts that have a license included. It seems only users within the organization are able to view it, even though my understanding is browser enabled forms should allow other invited users to fill out and submit. I have activated the SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection feature, and believe the permissions are set correctly.

Thanks for your time.

When I am querying the soap service in infopath, I have a crash error. Can someone explain what is happening?

 System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond     at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)     at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception)     --- End of inner exception stack trace ---     at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream(TransportContext& context)     at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream()     at Micr...
...osoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.SolutionLifetime.WebServiceHelper.CreateSoapRequestSyncInternal(XmlDocument soapRequestXml, String soapRequestString, Uri serviceUrl, String soapActionOriginalString, Int64 timeOutMillisec, DataAdapterCredentials credentials)     at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.SolutionLifetime.WebServiceHelper.CreateSoapRequestSync(XmlDocument soapRequest, Uri serviceUrl, Uri soapAction, Int64 timeOutMillisec, DataAdapterCredentials credentials)     at …
I have 3 custom lists and 1 custom form.
 - Country
 - Country , State
 - State, City

On the custom form I'm having trouble connecting the lists correctly.  I have three DDL fields on the custom form.  
Country - New data source from Country list (Value: Title, Display: Title, no filter)
State - New data source from from State list (Value: Tile, Display: Title, filter where Country DS - Title equals State DS Country)
City - New data source from City list (Value: Title, Display: Title, filter where State DS - Title equals City DS State)

What am I doing wrong here?  I get all three dd's with all the values.  They are not cascading based on the prior choice.
In SharePoint How to I automate a workflow to save an InfoPath document into 2 separate document libraries on 2 separate child sites?
Using InfoPath 2013 with SharePoint Office 360, I want to create an item in a SharePoint list just ahead of creating an item in the SharePoint list for the form being displayed.  I am trying to create a Web services submit connection in InfoPath to do this.  I am uncertain of the url to use in the connection. Here are a few details:

1.  Main data connection is for List 1 in site A.
2.  The form displayed is for data in List A.
3.  When the submit button is pressed, I want to create a new item in List B, then create the item in List A.
4,  When I attempt to set up a submit data connection, I am using https://<tenant><site>/_vti_bin/<service>.asmx?WSDL.  That works when <service> is lists or webs, but then I don't see add item or anything similar.  And even if it did, how would it know which list to add the item to?

I can't readily locate services for Web services, and am still puzzled by not using a list name.  Is this kind of item creation even possible in InfoPath 2013?  (converting to PowerApps but need something right away).
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hi , could you help please ?

i have a multiple choice list and i want to add a "select all" check box or button how can i do just with rules , i am not able to add code ?
When i am trying to edit the InfoPath form i am getting the error "To use this feature ,you must have an XML editor compatible with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation such as Microsoft Infopath, and you must have Microsoft Internet Exploreer 7.0 or greater"

I am opening this form in IE 11.1 and I have Infopath 2013 installed in my machine.
I have an Infopath form submitting data to a SharePoint Online list. everything works as I want it to except one little thing.

When I select the three drop-down items, I have a rule (Screenshot attached) that puts the data into a text field below.

This works fine for one lot of three selections, however, I want to be able to add multiple selections to the textbox without deleting the previous entries.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can do this?
I solved this by using string-length: concat(substring("Yes", 1, (string-length(myFields/LookupColA) > 0) * string-length("Yes")), substring("No", 1, (string-length(myFields/LookupColA) = 0) * string-length("No")))

I have an InfoPath form on a SharePoint list.  One of the cols in the list is a lookup col. I want to display "Yes" if the list's item is connected to the other list and "No" if it is not.

I used: concat(substring("Yes", 1, (myFields/LookupColA != 0) * string-length("Yes")), substring("No", 1, (myFields/LookupColA = 0) * string-length("No"))). The result is Yes even if no lookup was set for the item. I displayed the value and it is a number if the lookup was set and what appears to be null if not.

What should my formula be to work?
Hi Expert

I need your help to create a workflow and a form (using Infopath and SharePoint List )  for Leave request approval.

I need to apply a workflow/List/Infopath form that process like below:

1. After the user fill-out and save the Leave application form, it will automatically start the workflow.

2. Send a notification email to the APPROVER (e.g. Manager), then APPROVER will Approve or Reject the request.

IF Approved, it will automatically send a notification email to HR Department regarding the request.

IF Rejected, the requester will received an email of rejection.

Using SharePoint Designer 2013 to create a Worlflow.

Thanks in advance
unable to edit an infopath form and publish the same in sharepoint 2007
In  repeating table in infopath 2013, I have a Drop Down list field named "Hours_Type" that has two selections "Telcom" or "Electrical". I then have another field name "Hours".What I would like to do is sum up the "Hours" field based on the "Hours_Type" field selection. So if the user creates a bunch of rows with "Telcom" in the "Hours_type field I will get a sum of of the "Hours" in a different field. If the users selects "Electical" in the "Hours_type" field I will get a sum of those hours in another field. Basicly trying to get the hours for each type in a mixed table. Not sure if I should use rules or formula in the field. Thanks

I am fairly new to Infopath and I am using it to create forms to replace manual office document forms. They will then be published to Sharepoint online.

My current project is a Manager communication form that will require multiple people on it.  
I am using the people picker control to have those fields populated.

Each line in question has a people picker field, Title field, Department Field and a Division field.  (And a spot to initial)

I have the "User Information List" added as a data source. I would like to auto populate the fields after the people picker once the people picker populates.  

I do have Visual Studio installed and set for VB.

Thanks for any help.
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I am currently using Infopath 2013 which is connected into a SQL server Db, My Infopath Form has three fields:

Start_Time - DateTime
Stop_Time - DateTime
Duration - Integer

I am having trouble referencing these fields in visual studio using VB as it doesn't seem to recognise these as actual fields within the Infopath Form as the Duration field just stays blank with no errors?

Basically i'm looking to do this as an After Change event set on Stop_Time:

Duration = DateDiff("s", Start_Time, Stop_Time)

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Very very basic VB knowledge here so any help you can give me will be much appreciated.
The title pretty much says it all.  I have an InfoPath document library and I need to set a column within the the InfoPath/XML file to a particular value.  The column is simple text.

Any ideas/links on this would be greatly appreciated.
Hi all Am working on SharePoint 2010. I have created a InfoPath form through list. I am trying to implement "Save and Continue" while the form is open and continue my work saving the information I have entered in the form. Everything works fine for the first click on Save and Continue. But when I try to do some changes and click on the "Save and Continue" it throws me the below error. " The form cannot be submitted. Save Conflict. Your changes conflict with those made concurrently by another user. If you want your changes to be applied, click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and resubmit your changes." Can some one suggest me on this. I am not a pro in InfoPath forms and trying to explore more and learn things. thanks all.
I need to make sure that if a particular value is set in a dropdown that a textbox has some text explaining why the other value is set.  It almost works.  What I did is as follows:
On the data tab,  I selected Submit Options and said to allow Perform custom action using rules
At that point the Forms Submit button was enabled and I added a rule as follows
If SomeDropDown has "SomeValue" and "RelatedTextBox" is not blank allow the submit.

It works in the sense that it won't save the form without the related text if the dropdown has "SomeValue", but it doesn't stick on the page with a message to fix it and just closes as though it is saving the data.  When I do enter "SomeValue" the form saves as expected.

What am I missing and how do I get the "error" condition to appear?
When starting to use infopath, the idea was to ensure that information was submitted so that only a selection of people can view the data on a database. The database is located on another folder that has to have access granted by IT. The issue is that no one but those who had access to the database folder could submit data. I have had to move the database into an accessible area which was not the reason I went along the infopath route.
Any help??

I have created form and I have XML file as secondary data to fill out the form.... And now I am not able to publish the form, I am encountered an error showing as restrictions of data connection.....i have not created sharepoint as I am new to infopath I have no idea how to do that... and I am not using any internet.....
Could you please help to publish this as its very important form for me..
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Microsoft InfoPath is a software application for designing, distributing, filling and submitting electronic forms containing structured data. The product features a WYSIWYG form designer in which the various controls (e.g. textbox, radio button, checkbox) are bound to data, represented separately as a hierarchical tree view of folders and data fields. All the data stored in InfoPath forms are stored in an XML format. Secondary data sources can be built into the form or they can be accessed through an external data connection to SharePoint or a Web service.

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