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The XML Files: InfoPath 2003 SP1 Preview

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Overwriting Existing InfoPath 2003 Forms



I'm having a big problem in my Sharepoint Environment.

So far I've created a form in InfoPath 2003 and successfully published it to a Form Library. It's also submitting correctly (at least at first).

Now after I added a couple forms, let's say three forms with unique file names, and then I open the second one, make a change and submit it again, it disappears from the "All Items" list. I can still see it sitting in the "Explorer View", but it's missing in the other. Now when I try to "Fill out a new Form", it either won't show up in the list or it will show up but with the column fields that have been populated previously.

We're using WSS 2.0 and InfoPath 2003.

I used this guide to create the unique filenames: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/sharepoint/SharePointSubmitInfoPath.aspx

In my view, the issue lies in trying to overwrite existing files and not appearing in the list.

Any help is much appreciated !!!


Thanks in advance.

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We built the new SharePoint server 2007 on a different physcial box from the old server 2003. There are huge amount of InfoPath forms in form library on the old server. I was told that: to get these forms moved over to the new server 2007, we have to save the forms and re-publish to the new server one at a time. This will be really time consume and also loosing the attributes of the original forms, the date it was created and modified etc.

I would like to see if there is a way to move one form library at a time, and just copy the forms over; not publishing them again.

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2 WFE, 1 APP/index,  Clustered SQL DB Servers (SQL 2005)


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Client machines are IE 6 Infopath 2003


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When form is opened by a contributor - unless checked out first or if the "Require checkout before allowing editing of file" is disabled works fine

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"Infopath cannot open the following file:<filename>.xml. The file does not appear to be an infopath form ."

Show details:

"The processing instruction in the file is missing or invalid"

I tried a couple tests, I logged into Windows as a user who had viewer rights and then logged into MOSS as a user who has owner rights. Issue still happens. So I am assuming there is a second call being made by the InfoPath client using the windows identity and integrated auth.

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Have been putting together a new SP2010 Standard environment and have gone as far as creating some sites, sub sites and generating Content Types and assigning to Doc Libraries etc.

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 When we upload an existing 2003 file to the affected library, we are not able to set any meta data to the file as SharePoint registers the Content Type as a Folder as seen in the properties of the file:


Description: cid:image001.png@01CB5A4C.D9F0EA90


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