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Dynamic Update in infopath from Sharepoint List

Step 1) Create a SP list with two columns Country and State.

Step 2) Now in infopath create 2 fields Country and State as dropdown fields.
Step 3) Create a data connection to receive from SP list which we created in step 1. Add the 2 fields from list in data connection wizard.

Step 4) Select the Country dropdown box in infopath form and point the Country data to the list using the data source which we created in step 3. Most important select the Check box “Show only entries with unique display names”

Step 5) Select the State dropdown box in infopath form and point the state data to the list using the data source which we created in step 3 and filter this data to the Country from list to the Country which we created in infopath form

Step 6) Cascading update in infopath from SP list

Pages in SharePoint

A web page is an information resource that is suitable for the World Wide Web and can be accessed through a web browser.
There are 3 types of pages available in SharePoint by default they are 1. Webpart Page 2. Publishing Page 3. Wiki Page
There also 2 types of custom pages available in SharePoint they are 1. Custom ASPX Page 2. Custom HTML Page
1. Web-part page:

Web Part pages contain Web Parts that display list data, information, graphics, or rich media in a dynamic Web page. The layout and content of a Web Part page can be set for all users and optionally personalized for individual users.
Webpart pages are available in all SharePoint site templates. All default webparts available in SharePoint can be loaded in a webpart page or custom webparts developed in visual studio can also be loaded. Webparts can be targeted to a particular audience only. Webparts can also be added above a document library or a list Webparts can be added above a new entry form of a list or document library. Webparts cannot…

SharePoint Introduction

SharePoint is a family of Microsoft technology, used for document sharing, publishing, collaboration. Or, you can say that SharePoint is a browser based document management platform given by Microsoft. Or, simply you can say SharePoint is a Microsoft's Content Management System. SharePoint includes 2 techniques, MOSS and WSS; i.e. MOSS + WSS = SharePoint.
Although collaboration is at the heart of SharePoint, it includes many other important core features to help in the following business needs: ·Document Management ·Web Content Management ·Business Process Management (Workflows) ·Enterprise Search ·Business Intelligence (Dashboards, Reports) ·Social Networking ·Electronic Forms (InfoPath)
MOSS MOSS stands for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. MOSS is a portal based platform for managing and sharing documents.
WSS WSS stands for Windows SharePoint Server. WSS is the core framework on which SharePoint works.
BUILT - IN FEATURES OF SHAREPOINT So what features can you expect in SharePoint 2010? T…


Follow these 10 steps in converting 2007 InfoPath form to 2010 browser enabled form.

1. Open InfoPath Form:
Open the 2007 InfoPath template (XSN file)

2. Go to Form Options:
Go to Form options. File -> Info -> Form Options

3. Change Compatibility
Click Compatibility tab, in that change the Form type from InfoPath 2007 Filler Form to Web Browser Form and click OK

4. Data Connections

In top Ribbon bar Click Data and Click on Data Connections

5. Convert Data Connections to 2010 Format

To solve the error message:

“This SharePoint library or list data connection was created using an older format. Convert it to the InfoPath 2010 format before saving the form template.”

Select every data connection and click Convert to Current Version.

6. Publish Form

Click File -> Publish -> SharePoint Server


Hi guys in this tutorial you will get to know how to identify whether a user is part of a Share point group in InfoPath form.

This will work only for WINDOWS AUTHENTICATED SP sites
In this example we will use the logged in persons user name is in IT SP group. If he is in the IT SP group we will enable Submit Button and If he is not in the IT SP group we will enable Submit to IT button.
Go to the SP site. Go to People and groups and create a group IT. And Add users to the group.

Added test user 1 in the SP group.

Open the InfoPath 2010.

Created 3 fields Name, Emp ID, Department and 2 Buttons Submit to IT and Submit

Go to the Data tab and select Data Connections

Add a Data Connection