2011 Archive

2011 blog posts on the InfoPath Solutions Blog

InfoPath Demo: Hide a column in a repeating table in InfoPath 2010

In this InfoPath 2010 demo video you will see how you can hide a column in an InfoPath 2010 repeating table using rules and a toggle button on a form.

InfoPath form to upload an image to SharePoint (no code)

Learn how to create an InfoPath form that can upload an image to SharePoint using a web service data connection and rules (no code).

The InfoPath form template was not designed for InfoPath Forms Services

Learn what to do to solve the error "The form template was not designed for InfoPath Forms Services and cannot be rendered in the browser" that takes place when you try to embed an InfoPath form in an InfoPath Form Web Part in SharePoint 2010.

Using InfoPath 2010 with SQL Server 2008

Get an overview of the use of InfoPath 2010 with SQL Server 2008 databases.

Difference between read-only and print view in InfoPath

Learn what the difference is between a read-only view and a print view in InfoPath 2010.

InfoPath Tip: InfoPath format date function

See how you can use normal date formats such as for example 'MMMM d, yyyy' to format dates in InfoPath.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: What is InfoPath Filler 2010

Watch this video to learn what InfoPath Filler 2010 is, what the difference is between InfoPath Filler and Designer, and how to open either application.

2 Ways to use InfoPath forms as SharePoint forms

Learn which two core types of InfoPath 2010 forms you can create for SharePoint 2010 and where InfoPath stores the data you enter into a form based on the type of form you create.

Change the form template of an InfoPath 2010 form

Learn how you can use InfoPath Filler 2010 to relink an InfoPath form to a previously published form template or fix the link to a form that cannot find its form template.

InfoPath 2010 Meeting Agenda form template

Download this InfoPath 2010 Meeting Agenda form template as a gift from S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton to celebrate life.

Display who last modified an InfoPath form in a SharePoint form library

Learn how you can use a reference to the SharePoint form library in which an InfoPath form is stored to find out who was the last person to modify the InfoPath form and display this "last modified by" information on the InfoPath form.

How to resolve errors in InfoPath 2010 formulas

This is a quick tip that shows you how you can use user interface elements in InfoPath Designer 2010 to help you spot and resolve errors in formulas.

6 Basic SharePoint 2010 components to master for InfoPath 2010 – free online resources included

This post contains links to free online resources you can use to start learning the basics of SharePoint 2010 in preparation for starting to work with InfoPath forms, form templates, and workflows in SharePoint 2010.

2 Ways SharePoint Designer 2010 integrates with InfoPath 2010

Learn what the relationship is between SharePoint Designer 2010 and InfoPath 2010 and how InfoPath forms integrate with SharePoint designer workflows.

Cascading drop-down list boxes in InfoPath 2010 – the non-traditional way

Learn about a non-traditional way of setting up cascading drop-down list boxes in InfoPath 2010 and how you can avoid infinite loops when running rules on fields that set each other's values.

Not able to format time in InfoPath 2010

Learn what a few workarounds are for the issue of not being able to format a time text box in InfoPath 2010.

How to convert an InfoPath 2003 form template to InfoPath 2010

Learn what steps to take if you want to convert an InfoPath 2003 form template into an InfoPath 2010 form template or for use as an InfoPath browser form in SharePoint.

Calculate work days excluding holidays in InfoPath 2010 using SharePoint 2010 and Excel Services

Learn how you can leverage Excel 2010, Excel Services in SharePoint 2010, and the new REST Web Service data connection in InfoPath 2010 to calculate the difference between two dates in InfoPath 2010 by getting back the amount of work days excluding holidays.

InfoPath 2010 book for beginners

An official announcement of a newly released InfoPath 2010 book for beginners written by S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton.

So you want to use InfoPath in SharePoint?

Avoid this one common mistake users new to InfoPath make and learn what steps to take if you want to learn how to use InfoPath in SharePoint.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: Display Excel 2010 data in InfoPath 2010

In this InfoPath video tutorial you'll learn how to convert an Excel file into an XML file and then use that XML file in InfoPath 2010 to display data from Excel.

InfoPath 2010 Tutorial: Add an image to a page layout header

In this InfoPath video tutorial you'll learn a trick to misuse a picture button in InfoPath 2010 to add an image to the header of a page layout table.

2 Ways to use a repeating table with a SharePoint list in InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can retrieve data from a SharePoint list to populate a repeating table or repeating section in InfoPath 2010 and how you can submit data from a repeating table to a SharePoint list in InfoPath 2010.

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook: 121 Codeless Recipes for Beginners

InfoPath 2013 Cookbook 2: 121 Codeless Recipes for SharePoint 2013

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook: 101 Codeless Recipes for Beginners

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2: 101 Codeless Recipes for SharePoint 2010

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 3: 101 Code Recipes for C# Developers

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 4: 101 Code Recipes for VB Developers

InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 5: Integrating InfoPath with Excel and Excel Services