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.

When you promote a field in InfoPath, you can choose to make it editable in the properties page or a datasheet view of a SharePoint form library by selecting a check box during the publishing process.

In the InfoPath 2013 video tutorial below, you will learn how to publish an InfoPath form template to a SharePoint form library, thereby making a field editable while promoting it to a column, and then how to change the value of that field via the properties page or a datasheet view of the form library in SharePoint 2013 without having the need to open the InfoPath form itself.

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

  • How to promote an InfoPath form field so that it becomes editable in the properties page or a datasheet view of a SharePoint form library.
  • How to change the value of a promoted field on an InfoPath form via the properties page in SharePoint.
  • How to add a datasheet view to a SharePoint form library.
  • How to change the value of a promoted field on an InfoPath form via the datasheet view of a SharePoint form library.

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