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Last post 05-12-2017 08:08 AM by shabbaranks. 6 replies.
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  • 04-21-2017 03:20 AM

    Submitting a different view via email

     Hi - yep me again :)

     I'm trying to re-arrange the way a form is submitted. The completed form looks like a form but I want to then submit the collated data in a basic method - so I created a second view which has the inputted data. Ive added a rule which when the user submits the form it changes to the "basic" view and submits the form via email. The problem is the email received is blank (but the form contains data prior to submitting).

     Any thoughts as to why this is or if Im going about it the wrong way?

    Thanks 

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  • 04-21-2017 11:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

    This is one of those PITA things in InfoPath Filler. In the Browser, you can switch views and email. In the Filler, you get this icky bug where the email is blank. Instead of using a different view, we use two sections - one that is displayed when the form is filled out and one for emailing. Basically, you can copy your current main view into one section in a view, and your email view into another section. I'm attaching a basic sample that demonstrates the technique. Save the attached file locally, right click and select design and then you can preview & take a look at it.
    Hilary Stoupa

  • 04-24-2017 07:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

     Hi,

    Thank you so much I managed to get this working :) you are a credit to this forum...  

  • 04-24-2017 07:27 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

    Hooray! glad to have been of assistance. :)
    Hilary Stoupa

  • 05-12-2017 05:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

     I thought I'd append to this question as it would make more sense. Is there a reason if I add an attachment function to the form it doesn't arrive as part of the submitted email? In my submit settings I've got it set as send only the active view of the form and no attachment as I don't want to send the form data as an attachment?

    Thanks 

  • 05-12-2017 07:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

    Unfortunately, this is just a feature that InfoPath doesn't support. Do you submit your form to a SharePoint library? If so, you may want to consider sending a link to the form (so users open the original and have access to the attachment).
    Hilary Stoupa

  • 05-12-2017 08:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Submitting a different view via email

     Ah ok, the form is submitted to an email address rather than SharePoint. I think sometime in the future we might think about submitting to SharePoint.

     Thanks anyway :) 

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