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WSS 3.0 & Infopath Form

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hello everyone,

I need to create an InfoPath form that connects to a database (other than the WSS) and then publish on a website forms WSS 3.0 SP2, I wondered if this can be done and if possible I thank you for the information you can give me ...

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