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.

Typically when you get an InfoPath form template from somebody else, so you haven't created the form template yourself, one of the first things you can do is try to find out what kind of functionality has been defined for the form template. And to do this, you can make use of the Rule Inspector.

The Rule Inspector provides an overview of the Validation rules, Calculated Default Values, Action rules, and event handlers that contain code, and it provides the ability to drill down and find dependencies between fields.

So you can use the Rule Inspector to find out whether rules have been defined in form events, on form fields, or whether code has been written in event handlers.

The following InfoPath 2013 video shows you how you can use the Rule Inspector to find rules that have been defined in an InfoPath form.

In this InfoPath 2013 tutorial video, you learned...

  • How to open the Rule Inspector in InfoPath 2013.
  • How to interpret the information that is presented on the Rule Inspector dialog box.
  • How to use the Rule Inspector to find rules in form events and that have been defined on fields.

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