Form template: Disable following rows if preceding row is empty in an InfoPath repeating table

This InfoPath video is a demonstration of how you can use conditional formatting to disable rows in a repeating table on an InfoPath form when a particular row has the focus and is empty thereby forcing users to sequentially enter data into the repeating table.

There are many solutions you can come up with for repeating tables in InfoPath that make use of conditional formatting to hide or disable rows.

Often times, to identify a specific row you want to hide or disable, you can make use of an XPath axis such as for example preceding, preceding-sibling, following, or following-sibling. You can learn how to work with these XPath axes from InfoPath 2013 Cookbook or InfoPath 2010 Cookbook.


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