InfoPath 2007

Allow the User to Reset (Deselect) InfoPath Option Buttons

Like many form applications, InfoPath has a Option Button control. InfoPath Option Buttons (sometimes called Radio Buttons) are useful when you have a very short list of choices (usually just 2 or 3) and want to expose all the choices on the form, rather than having the user click a drop-down control. Option Buttons allow selection of just one item in the group – they are all bound to a single f... »

InfoPath vs ASPX: Which Electronic Form Is the Most Useful in SharePoint?

Last week I presented one of our most popular webinars: Build Better Forms with InfoPath and SharePoint. As part of the registration process, one of the attendees asked about the limitations of InfoPath when compared to ASPX (Active Server Page Extended File) forms. This isn’t a topic I’d addressed in previous webinars, but I added a few slides to discuss it. In this post, I’ll e... »

SharePoint-InfoPath 2007 Video Tutorial: Displaying SQL Data in Data View Web Parts (Part 2)

How-to video: Create an InfoPath form that stores form data in SQL Part 1: Create a web-enabled InfoPath form that stores form data directly in SQL Part 2: Create data view web parts in SharePoint Designer to display/update SQL data in SharePoint pages Part 3: Filter SQL data with a form web part and create SharePoint list items from SQL data This SharePoint video tutorial is based on a simple con... »

SharePoint-InfoPath 2007 Video Tutorial: Storing InfoPath form data in SQL (Part 1)

How-to video: Create an InfoPath form that stores form data in SQL Part 1: Create a web-enabled InfoPath form that stores form data directly in SQL Part 2: Create data view web parts in SharePoint Designer to display/update SQL data in SharePoint pages Part 3: Filter SQL data with a form web part and create SharePoint list items from SQL data This SharePoint video tutorial is based on a simple con... »

InfoPath Form with Multiple, Dynamic Approvers

A question came in to the MOSS Help and How To forum about creating a form that allowed multiple approvers to be specified at the time the form is being filled out. I went ahead and created a form in InfoPath and a simple workflow in SharePoint Designer to allow the selection of the approvers and assign tasks for the approvers. It is a simple form and workflow both. For production you would want a... »

Use SharePoint Lists to Create a Filtered Drop Down in InfoPath 2007

While teaching our online class on InfoPath and SharePoint Designer Workflows (Essentials of InfoPath and SharePoint Workflows), I was asked about using SharePoint list data to populate InfoPath drop-down list controls and filtering a list control based on the selection of another drop-down. Goal: To create an InfoPath form that includes two drop down lists populated from an external source (Share... »