Publish administrator approved form templates to SharePoint 2010

Learn what steps are required for publishing administrator approved form templates in InfoPath 2010 to SharePoint 2010.

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If you are already familiar with publishing administrator approved form templates in InfoPath 2007 to SharePoint 2007, you’ll be happy to know that the InfoPath SharePoint process for publishing administrator approved InfoPath 2010 form templates to SharePoint 2010 has not changed much. You still have to:

  1. Have InfoPath Forms Services installed and enabled on SharePoint 2010.
  2. Create a browser-compatible InfoPath 2010 form template that contains C# or Visual Basic .NET code.
  3. Upload the form template to SharePoint 2010 and activate it to a SharePoint site collection.
  4. Create a SharePoint Form Library and add the form template to it as a content type.

On the InfoPath side, the location of the Publish menu item has changed in InfoPath 2010 compared to InfoPath 2007. To publish an InfoPath 2010 form template, click the File tab, and then click the Publish tab. To publish an administrator approved form template in InfoPath 2010, click the SharePoint Server button, and then perform the rest of steps as you would have done when publishing in InfoPath 2007.

How you upload the InfoPath form template, might be the only thing that is a bit different in SharePoint 2010, because the interface of SharePoint 2010 Central Administration has changed compared to that of SharePoint 2007.

To upload an InfoPath 2010 form template to SharePoint 2010 via SharePoint Central Administration:

  1. Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration.
  2. Click General Application Settings.
  3. On the General Application Settings page under InfoPath Forms Services, click Upload form template.

    InfoPath Forms Services category in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration

    Figure 1. InfoPath Forms Services category in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration

  4. Perform the rest of steps as you would have done for deploying an InfoPath form template in SharePoint 2007.
 


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