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InfoPath New Tool
Qdabra releases qRules v6.1!
Free qRules v6.1 trial is available.
CreateSharePointFolder: allows creating a folder in a SharePoint list or library.
ExportView: uses InfoPath's built-in functionality to render the current view as a file and save it to a local drive
InfoPath New Books
"Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step" [Paperback, 2011] Authors: Darvish Shadravan, Laura Rogers
Introduction to InfoPath
Microsoft Office Support: Find content about InfoPath 2010 and 2013 MSDN: No-code solutions using SharePoint 2013 Composites
Qdabra Software weekly free webinar: registration, or watch recorded videos
Find useful resources for your InfoPath development needs here: InfoPath Dev Resources
Free download on InfoPath Templates by InfoPathDev also available.
SharePoint Designer 2010
Office Enterprise 2007 Trial Version
Visual Studio Express Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Tools Office Second Edition (Runtime)
.NET Framework 3.0
Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation) InfoPath 2003
Microsoft Visual Studio Express Edition
InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET
InfoPath 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK)
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People Picker Fields Disappear from SP InfoPath Form When Any Rule in Form Activated
I have an InfoPath form for a SharePoint 2010 List that I've customized with a few formatting rules, i.e. hide a section until the "Status" field is set to a particular value, etc. When editing an item from the list, whenever any rule in the form is activated, all people picker fields in the form completely disappear from view until the...
Max Number of Data Connections for SharePoint 2010 List InfoPath form
I have a relatively hefty form that I'm putting data connections in to. It's an InfoPath form that was created off of a SharePoint list. When I hit 8 data connections, I get a SOAP error trying to publish the form, no matter what data connection I try to add. Go remove a data connection and re-add the one that was erroring, and as long as I'm...
Field not populating from rule in browser
I have a form that has a comment field that auto populates the commenter when the comment field changes. It is being set to the value held in another form field that gets populated on form load. This rule works fine in Filler and works fine in Browser except when the commenter tabs out of the comment field (ie, they type in the comment and hit tab to...
Add form data to SharePoint Library columns without Content Type
I am trying to get form data added to a library in a second SharePoint site collection. In the form, I am using submit according to rules. I can submit the form to its source sharepoint library using a Content Type and the data I want is added to the SharePoint Library columns as defined by the content type. The second submit rule uses a data connection...
Re: Saving an IP form as a file to SP list, now I need to update fields for that new record
You need to publish your form to SharePoint as a Content Type. In IP Designer use Publish to SharePoint and then select Create Content Type. It will eventually ask you which field you want to add to the library when you publish the document. After the content type is created you can then add it to the Document library where you want the forms to be...
Recent Blog Posts
xPaths With Double Forward Slashes Can Prevent Browser Publishing
If you use InfoPath long enough, you will eventually run into a browser publishing error message something like this: " The form template has been published to the server but it can only be opened in InfoPath Filler ." Often the message will...
07-02-2014 03:23 PM
Filed under: xpath, forward, error, infopath, browser, slash, publish
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Updating the DBXL Administration Tool after installing Office 2013
After updating your Microsoft Office to an MS Office 2013 version, the DBXL Administration Tool is left outdated and becomes unusable. To cut the explanation short, p revious versions of DAT are not compatible with Office 2013. And here is a quick guide...
04-24-2014 12:37 PM
Don Stephen Lambatin
Filed under: DBXL
SPC348: Update on InfoPath and SharePoint Forms
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Microsoft announces InfoPath 2013 is the last version ... what to do!?
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