InfoPath 2013 Tutorial Videos

Watch these InfoPath 2013 video tutorials to learn how to use InfoPath Designer 2013 to create electronic forms for InfoPath Filler 2013 and SharePoint 2013.

InfoPath Basics

InfoPath Functions

InfoPath 2013 LEFT and RIGHT functions

Learn how to use the string-length and substring functions in InfoPath 2013 to simulate the functionality provided by the LEFT or the RIGHT function known from Excel or VB.

Find rules with the Rule Inspector in InfoPath

Learn how you can use the Rule Inspector in InfoPath 2013 to find rules that have been defined for form events and fields.

InfoPath eval and sum functions to get the total length of strings in a repeating table

Learn how to use the sum, eval, and string-length functions in InfoPath 2013 to calculate the total amount of characters that have been entered into all of the fields in all of the rows of a repeating table on an InfoPath form.

InfoPath Controls

Multi-select list box to show/hide columns in horizontal repeating table

Learn how to use a multiple-selection list box on an InfoPath 2013 form to show and hide columns in a horizontal repeating table.

Remove borders from a drop-down list box in InfoPath

Learn how you can remove borders from a drop-down list box when printing an InfoPath form.

Count persons selected in a people picker in a repeating table

Learn how you can use the count() function to count the amount of people that were selected from a person / group picker control that is located in a repeating table control on an InfoPath form.

People picker data merging in InfoPath 2013

Learn how you can use a formula in InfoPath to merge or concatenate the information from one or more users that have been selected in one or more people pickers in a repeating table and display the information of all of the users in a text box.

How to hide a control and its label on an InfoPath form

Learn how you can hide a control and the text that is displayed in front of the control on an InfoPath form thereby eliminating empty vertical spaces between labels and controls on two rows of a custom table.

Publishing InfoPath Form Templates

Promote InfoPath field as editable SharePoint column

Learn how you can promote an InfoPath form field and make it an editable column in a SharePoint form library, so that the value of the field can be modified through the properties page or a datasheet view.

InfoPath Data Connections

Send email via an InfoPath browser form in SharePoint

Learn how you can use an email submit data connection in InfoPath 2013 to send a simple email message via the browser in SharePoint 2013.

InfoPath Demo Videos

InfoPath with SharePoint 2013

Add a new SharePoint list using an InfoPath form

This InfoPath video is a demonstration of an InfoPath 2013 form that can be used to create a new SharePoint list on a SharePoint site and add columns to the newly created SharePoint 2013 list.

SharePoint list CRUD operations using an InfoPath repeating table

This InfoPath video is a demonstration of a repeating table on an InfoPath 2013 form that can be used to add, update, or delete one or more SharePoint list items with one call to SharePoint 2013.

InfoPath form to force a unique combination of values for a SharePoint list item

This InfoPath video is a demonstration of a SharePoint List Form that can be used to force users to enter a unique combination of values for a SharePoint list item thereby preventing duplicate items from being entered into the SharePoint list.

Bulk export selected InfoPath forms to Word documents

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can select one or more InfoPath forms from a SharePoint form library, and then use a SharePoint 2013 workflow to automatically generate Word documents that are based on data from those InfoPath forms and store the Word documents in a SharePoint document library.

Create InfoPath 2013 forms through SharePoint Designer workflows

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can automatically create InfoPath 2013 forms through a SharePoint Designer workflow in SharePoint 2013.

Upload or download images in SharePoint via InfoPath

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can upload images to a SharePoint 2013 picture library or attach them to SharePoint 2013 list items, and then afterwards download the images for use in other InfoPath 2013 forms.

Auto-fill InfoPath fields with Excel data in SharePoint 2013

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can retrieve data that is stored in an Excel workbook that is located in a SharePoint document library to fill a drop-down list box on an InfoPath browser form with data.

Update an Excel spreadsheet when submitting an InfoPath form to SharePoint 2013

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can write data to an Excel workbook that is stored in a SharePoint document library while submitting an InfoPath form to a SharePoint form library.

Use a people picker with an email connection in InfoPath

Watch this demo video of how to retrieve email addresses from a people picker control for use in an email submit data connection to be able to send a simple email message through an InfoPath browser form in SharePoint 2013.

Submit InfoPath form and send SharePoint email with link

Watch this demo video of how you can submit an InfoPath form to a SharePoint form library, automatically generate a name for the form, and then send a link to the submitted form in an email via SharePoint 2013.

People picker validation to exclude users in SharePoint

Watch this demo video of how you can use data validation on a person/group picker control on an InfoPath 2013 form to exclude SharePoint users who are from a specific department from being selected in the people picker control.

SharePoint Designer workflow loop through people picker

Watch this demo video of how you can use a loop in a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to loop through account IDs from a people picker control on an InfoPath form and create list items corresponding to those people in a SharePoint list.

SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to loop through InfoPath repeating table

Watch this demo video of how you can use a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to loop through rows of a repeating table on an InfoPath form and create SharePoint 2013 list items.

Autonumber InfoPath forms submitted to a SharePoint 2013 form library

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can automatically generate numbers for InfoPath forms that are submitted to a SharePoint 2013 form library.

Basic SharePoint user profile info using a people picker

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can use a simple technique to retrieve basic user profile information from SharePoint 2013 using a people picker control on an InfoPath form.

Update SharePoint tasks by looping through a repeating table on an InfoPath 2013 form

Watch this demo video of how you can use a SharePoint 2013 workflow to loop through items from a repeating table on an InfoPath 2013 form to update SharePoint tasks by reassigning them to a different user that has been selected through a people picker control on the InfoPath form.

Add validation rules to a people picker in InfoPath 2013

This InfoPath video is a demonstration of how you can use a custom validation rule to prevent users from selecting more than 2 people from a people picker control on an InfoPath form.

Submit SharePoint list item to Excel workbook via InfoPath 2013

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can submit a SharePoint list form and create a new Excel workbook that contains the data that was entered into the SharePoint list form.

Attach a SharePoint document to a list item via an InfoPath form (no code)

This InfoPath 2013 video is a demonstration of how you can select any file from a SharePoint document library and attach it to a SharePoint list item without having to write code.

Attach an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list item (no code)

This InfoPath 2013 video is a demonstration of how you can attach the XML file for an InfoPath form to a SharePoint list item without having to write code.

InfoPath Solutions

Cascading multi-select list boxes with validation in InfoPath 2013

In this InfoPath video you'll see how you can create cascading multiple-selection list boxes with data validation to detect whether selected child items are missing selected parent items.

Move items between two InfoPath list boxes (no code)

Watch this InfoPath 2013 demo video of how you can use rules to move items between two list box controls on an InfoPath form without having to write code.

Limit the amount of lines in a multi-line text box

This InfoPath demo is the completed solution for a bonus recipe in InfoPath 2013 Cookbook in which rules are used to restrict the amount of lines to a maximum in a multi-line text box on an InfoPath 2013 form.

Auto-populate a drop-down list box with past and future dates

This InfoPath demo is the completed solution for recipe 106 of InfoPath 2013 Cookbook in which a drop-down list box is populated with dates that fall 7 days in the past and 7 days in the future starting from the currently selected date.

Populate a drop-down list box with dates excluding weekends

This InfoPath demo is the completed solution for a bonus recipe in InfoPath 2013 Cookbook in which a drop-down list box on an InfoPath 2013 form is populated with dates that exclude weekends.

Limit a multi-select list box to a maximum of 3 selected items

This InfoPath demo is the completed solution for recipe 79 of InfoPath 2013 Cookbook in which data validation is added to a multiple-selection list box so that a user can only select a maximum of 3 items in the multiple-selection list box.

Shrinking drop-down list in a repeating table

This InfoPath demo is the completed solution for recipe 116 of InfoPath 2013 Cookbook in which items are removed from a drop-down list box as the items are selected and added to rows of a repeating table on an InfoPath 2013 form.

Bulk import InfoPath forms into an Access 2013 database

Watch this demo video of how you can import InfoPath 2013 forms that were downloaded from a form library in SharePoint 2013, into two Access 2013 database tables by automating the import using a macro in Access.

Form Templates

Form template: End of month selection in a date picker

This video is a demonstration of an InfoPath form template with a date picker that automatically displays a date for the end of the month.

Form template: Limiting characters in a multiline text box

This video is a demonstration of an InfoPath form template with a multiline text box of which its amount of characters is being limited to 25.

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.

 

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