Creating and publishing document-based InfoPath forms in SharePoint
This article explains how we can publish document based InfoPath
2010 forms in SharePoint 2010 to enable user to fill out forms using
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 is a tool for
creating data entry forms and data gathering forms that helps organizations
streamline business processes. Writing less code, advanced business users can
use InfoPath 2010 to design sophisticated electronic forms and gather
InfoPath 2010 has great level of enhancement. InfoPath 2010 has integrated with Microsoft SharePoint
Server 2010 by providing the ability to create forms for SharePoint lists and
People Picker control which is an improvement in InfoPath 2010
which picks the user from AD for
a given site.
You can also use External Item Picker to get data from External Content Type.
SharePoint 2010 has InfoPath webparts.
For more info: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath/infopath-2010-features-and-benefits-HA101806949.aspx
Step 1: Open InfoPath Designer 2010
Step 2: Select SharePoint Form Library from New menu and
click on design form
default form opens up and is shown below.
Step 3: Design the form to store asset
the formula for the field TotalCost.
successfully done with designing and validating form, publish the form to the
Step 4: Click on Publish and select SharePoint Server from
the site location to store InfoPath form.
sure that you have check the "Enable this form to be filled out by using a
browser" and select Form Library to publish the InfoPath form in the form
to create a new form library or add the template to an existing
Form will not get
published in any of the library until the default content type is not based on
InfoPath form content type.
the Name and Description of the form library.
the columns from field here which will be available as columns in SharePoint
done with the above, publish the form.
the form is successfully published, go to site and select the form library which
we created earlier.
on Add document and fill in the details as shown below.
file name to be saved in form library.
server stores the InfoPath documents in the forms library and when a document
based form is saved to a form library, values in the form can be specified to
automatically populate the columns in the form library. The filled data in
InfoPath from gets populated in SharePoint list.