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InfoPath

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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I'm currently testing Windows 10 for our company and our InfoPath forms on SharePoint give an error when you try to open them.  It is a Microsoft Office Error "This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given."  The setup I'm currently testing is Windows 10 Pro (64bit), IE 11, Office 2013 with InfoPath 2013 (32bit). SharePoint 2016 standard.  Any and all help would be appreciated.
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Greetings,

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 need to write a piece of JavaScript which will make a REST call to update a field within a document library InfoPath (XML) document.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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I have a form with several People Pickers on them.  The selected data is saved to a text field within the Document.  I need to change the field save instead to a people picker column where that column is restricted by SharePoint group.

I created the group need to delete and create the column again, but as a people picker which can only be populated from the SharePoint group.

How do I get rid of the old column (form and document) and attach the new column to the InfoPath form for reading/writing?

Sounds easy, but it doesn't really seem that it is.
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Hi,
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Does anyone know where I can download a free, safe version of InfoPath filler 2010?
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I have a document library ("A")  and an InfoPath form that saves .xml files to that document library.  This works fine.  So,  I want to have a secondary library that I will transition xml files to via a workflow.

My first step was to create a template from the document library "A" and use that to create document library "B".  I have done that and I have the second library ("B") with the same columns as "A".  I can create xml files in either "A" or "B" and info path works as expected saving the document to the library where it was created (that's the key...).

Now I added a Workflow (SharePoint 2013) which looks at Modified documents in "A".  If a column has the value "Move to B",  the workflow copies the xml file to "B" and deletes it from "A".  That works.  Here comes the problem...

If I go to library "B" and edit the moved document in IE and change that column value to "Whatever",  the document in library "B" shows no change to that column and the xml document is being saved back to Document Library "A" with the column value set to "Whatever".

What is going on? What am I missing? How do I fix this?
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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??
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Hi,

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..
Rrgards
Nagaraj Arali
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hi!
There are a lot of info on Internet about auto populating the InfoPath form with information pulled via SOAP Web Server from UserProfileServices. Unfortunately I get error message:
An error occurred accessing a data source.

An entry has been added to the Windows event log of the server.

Log ID:5566

Looking for a solution I found that I need to change data in Administration of the site which I can't do.

I tried to auto populate user information (Name, phone, email) by using User Information List from my site. It does populate my info in the NewForm but everybody else gets my name too instead of theirs.

Why does it happens?
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I migrated a site and when I try to open an InfoPath form it's fine in InfoPath, but when I open it in the browser it fails with a correlation error.  It worked at the original site both within InfoPath and also a browser.

I haven't a clue what to do or make of the error.

Here is the correlation id :a76a059e-d08c-4000-2beb-46837449762c

Also of note (major) is that the error says it cannot open up the form and the URL includes the migrated site name.  This must be the issue, but I don't see where I can correct that.

Please advise and thanks.
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I need to create a set of InfoPath forms and upload them with updated data to a document library.  I have put together some JavaScript which accomplishes this, but the upload of the document (InfoPath doc) is async and the code works fine when I run it in the debugger, but if I run the loop with no breakpoints, the browser hangs on the create/upload of the file.

I am not sure if it is that the function is async or that it appears to be CSOM whereas all my other code is using REST.  

Any help/ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Using a web part query filter and a connected InfoPath webpart/form, I can pass a query param from the URL to the web part.  There are two problems from there:
1) When the form first loads, it doesn't show the query param value.  If I add a button to the form and after the form appears click the button, I can then see the value does get passed in.  I can't use a button for this and why doesn't it appear when the form load rule says to show it?
2) On that form I have a dropdown tied to a SharePoint listbox with the display equal to title and value = ID.  How can I have the dropdown on load show one of it's items as the selected one?
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I have what I consider to be a challenging task.  I have a SharePoint list which I display for editing with an InfoPath form.  I have another list which is a set of actions possible which I need to relate to the list item in edit and saves.

So, the master list can have a set of action list items which need to get added/removed from association with each list item.  The display should show the Master Record with a grid (or something like a grid) below of action listitems associated with the list item.

How to manage this in SharePoint?  Do I create an empty list matching the action list structure with the ID of the master list item as  a "foreign key" and show the action items with matching Master List Item IDs?  If so,  how do I display with add/delete of the related grid on the Master Record InfoPath form and add and remove items from the cloned empty action list?

Any ideas on this would be appreciated.
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I would like to redirect InfoPath to a menu page on my SharePoint Site.  At the moment, when it closes it goes to the list which can be okay, but not in my case.

I notice the the URL has a List=some string of values and then the ID=some number for the list item if it's an edit,  and some other parameter that looks sort of like a link to where to go after the form closes.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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I have a SharePoint 2016 Site Collection.  In this collection I created a custom content type with Item as the parent.  To that custom type I added a couple of choice columns.

Now I go to a list and list/settings/advanced and turn on Managed Data. After that I go into the list settings again and add this content type.  So, now I see other columns which I can then use on the list.  Ok, that seems to work.

But,  when I launch InfoPath to create a form to Create/Edit list items for this list, none of the custom content type columns show up.

Any advise on this would be appreciated.
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I have been trying to build some basic info path forms in SharePoint 2016.  So far no luck.  I tried one with a custom content type and that failed to publish and then an even simpler form that has a text field and not much else.  It failed too.  

Here is the screen shot showing the InfoPath "USELESS" message on attempting to publish;

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Please advise.
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Hi guys,
I'm trying to use sharepoint online to host our company job applications, The  data I have is structured in 5 different lists:

Main - This is the main body of the application and it holds personal information and stuff that only needs entering once
Then I have 4 tables which I want as repeating sections
Education
Employment
Training
References
As these tables will probably contain more than 1 record I want the person filling in the form to be able to enter multiple schools or employers for instance.

What's the best way to achieve this? I have a form in info path for the main list but I can't see how to add the references to the other lists.

I need to pass the main list ID Value to the other tables as ApplicantID so that I'll be able to recall the data later (I was thinking I could recall all entries matching the applicant ID and the multiple entries from the tables would match the main form)

If anyone has any better ways of the doing this I'm happy to hear them

Regards
Jamie
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I have created an InfoPath form that has two fields which are of a drop down and check box where multiple selections can be made.   Based upon the selection from that form, it should display the list of related documents in a below list.  Because multiple options can be selected the Connection option doesn't help.
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Can anyone recommend a good link that shows how to submit an InfoPath Form via Email please?
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I need to disable few fields which contains values month wise. so all the past months are to be disabled for editing. Also the current month should be available for editing till 22nd of the month, after that it becomes disable
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InfoPath

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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