InfoPath Tutorials, Articles, and Solutions

List of the most popular InfoPath 2003, InfoPath 2007, InfoPath browser forms, and InfoPath 2010 tutorials, articles, and solutions on BizSupportOnline with links to full article list pages.

InfoPath 2010

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Top 3 InfoPath 2010 tutorials and articles

Connect InfoPath 2010 to a SQL Server 2008 table

Learn how you can create an InfoPath 2010 Filler Form to connect to a SQL Server 2008 database table to view and submit data.

Add a data connection to a SharePoint list in InfoPath 2010

Get step-by-step instructions for adding a data connection to a SharePoint 2010 list or library to an InfoPath 2010 form template.

2 Ways to create SharePoint list forms in InfoPath 2010

Learn how you can use InfoPath 2010 or SharePoint 2010 to create an InfoPath form that allows you to view, add, edit, and delete items in a SharePoint list without having to write code.

InfoPath 2007

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Top 5 InfoPath 2007 tutorials and articles

How to submit the rows of a repeating table in InfoPath to a SharePoint list

Programmatically add items from a repeating table in InfoPath to a SharePoint list by submitting a CAML update batch to the UpdateListItems method of the Lists web service that comes with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).

How to use a SharePoint ItemAdded event handler and the object model to submit data from an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list

This article explains how you can use an ItemAdded event handler on a Form Library to extract data from an InfoPath form that was submitted to the form library and use this data to add a new item to a custom SharePoint list.

Programmatically add items to a drop-down list box in InfoPath 2007

Bind the drop-down list box to a repeating node in either the Main or a secondary data source, and then loop through rows of data in another data source to populate the data source that is bound to the drop-down list box.

How to add a data connection to a SharePoint list or library in InfoPath

This step-by-step InfoPath tutorial explains how to add a data connection to a SharePoint list or library and then view the structure of the secondary data source in the Data Source task pane.

How to publish an InfoPath 2007 browser form to SharePoint

Learn which actions you have to take both in InfoPath and SharePoint before deploying an InfoPath form template to SharePoint so that it can be opened and/or filled out using a browser.

InfoPath 2003

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Top 5 InfoPath 2003 tutorials and articles

Auto-fill fields in InfoPath from a drop-down list box selection and secondary data source

Use rules and filters on the secondary data source to retrieve information from the secondary data source and fill fields on the form with data related to the selected item in the drop-down list box.

Date and time basics in Microsoft Office InfoPath

Understand how Microsoft Office InfoPath uses dates to be able to do your own date manipulations and calculations within InfoPath.

Convert an InfoPath form into a Word 2003 document and send this as an attachment in an e-mail

Use an XSLT stylesheet to convert the XML produced by an InfoPath form into WordprocessingML and send this generated WordML document as an attachment in an email using Outlook automation.

Calculating time differences in InfoPath without custom code

Use rules in InfoPath to calculate the difference between start and end times, and sum the time differences to get a grand total amount of hours.

Calculating work days between two date pickers in InfoPath using VBScript

Use the DateDiff and Weekday functions in VBScript to perform date difference calculations in InfoPath that produce the amount of work days between two dates.

InfoPath Blog

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Top 5 InfoPath blog posts

3 Ways to deploy InfoPath form templates to SharePoint

Learn which methods are available for deploying InfoPath 2007 form templates to SharePoint 2007.

5 Ways to submit an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list

Learn which workarounds are available if you want to submit the data from an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list.

The Office Open XML file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents.

Learn what steps to take to avoid getting a Word 2007 error that tells you that the file is corrupt when you have manually modified the DOCX file by unzipping it.

How to enable InfoPath Forms Services in WSS v3

Learn which components you need to install before you can enable InfoPath Forms Services to work in WSS version 3.0 and display InfoPath forms in a web browser through SharePoint.

How to submit an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list and attach the form to the list item

Learn how to use the Attachments collection of a SharePoint list item to save the XML of an entire InfoPath form as an attachment to a SharePoint list item.

InfoPath Videos

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Top 3 InfoPath videos

Automatically create InfoPath forms in a SharePoint Form Library using a SharePoint Designer workflow

In this InfoPath video tutorial you'll learn how to configure an InfoPath form as the default template on a SharePoint Form Library, so that you can use the Create List Item action in a SharePoint Designer workflow to create and add an automatically filled out InfoPath form to the SharePoint Form Library.

How to create and deploy an InfoPath browser form template to SharePoint

Learn how you can use InfoPath 2007, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0, and Forms Server 2007, to create and publish an InfoPath browser-compatible form template to a SharePoint Form Library.

Creating a simple InfoPath form template

In this InfoPath training video, you'll learn how to create a basic InfoPath form template and see what an InfoPath form and InfoPath form template are made up of.

 

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