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Getting started with infopath/sharepoint

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
 
Hi, I'm new to sharepoint/infopath and am having some trouble formulating my requirements in a way that makes it straightforward, and am hoping someone with more experience would explain how they would tackle this:  + Each month, users need to fill in an evaluation.  + The questions in the evaluation depend on the user, and change over time.  Each user may have a different number of questions.  This information is in a database.  + Once submitted, the evaluations are merged for reporting purposes. I had imagined meeting this requirement as follows:  + Some sort of scheduled task within sharepoint would create the XML for each user's evaluation from an infopath template;  + The forms would be added to a form library with appropriate permissions  + Users would be emailed alerts when the items are added  + They then submit the form, at which point it cannot be changed further. Wherever possible, I'm trying to avoid writing code, in order to make the deployment easy (sharepoint 2010). Does this sound like a reasonable approach?  Or is there a better way to do this?  Creating the form using XML seems a bit more fiddly than expected - is there a more straightforward way to get the default values in there? I decided to create the documents as needed o


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