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SQL DB Form, second added table to data source structure wont repeat
I built a form for working with a few tables in SQL (table creation code below). When I built the form initially everything worked. I recently moved the DB to a new server and now the 3rd table in my data source structure will not repeat. When creating the connection table 1 was added first, then table 2 was related to table 1 on a single connected...
Re: Can the Submit to SharePoint be used to submit to a SharePoint external content type
Hi Catharine, For this you would actually want to use a web service. The DBXL Web service can be used in conjunction with DBXL to submit directly to the SQL database. DBXL would allow you to take a form submission and build a database mapping to send the data directly to your SQL table, and even sub tables. Here's a link to some details about DBXL...
Re: Multiple Selection List Box (MSLB) formatting on SP 2013 column
Hi Tom, A muti-select list box is tied to one field in your form. Once promoted as a property to you library, all of the values are concatenated because there is only on row of data. You would need to have each selection as a separate field in your form, or use default data with a repeating data structure that could then be pushed out to a list through...
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Hello klink, qRules would definitely be the way to solve this. You'll need to bring everything into the main data source. You'd first query the goals list as the Parent and then use Insert to add the correct number of children to each goal, and set value to populate the children objectives text. Inserting and setting values in nested sections...
Re: InfopathText Field to determine which Sharepoint list to use
Hello John, In this scenario you will probably want to have a query trigger that functions from the user input. This would man the field would have conditions to query. You can then also display the dropdown in the view multiple times, with different data sources and use conditional formatting to hid the dropdowns based on the user input. Hope that...
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