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Workflow <=> Infopath Fields

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I have an initialisation infopath-based form with text fields in it (ad accounts, like domain\user).

Can i make an input field like in sharepoint field of "User or Group" Type, where u can search users over domain?

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Is there any way to update InfoPath Field and column with SharePoint Designer Workflow? I have an InfoPath Form Library on which I have published an InfoPath form. Now I want to change values of submitted infopath forms using SharePoint Designer Workflows ?

For your Information:

I am using SharePoint 2007 updated with SP2.




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Hi All,

Is there any way to update InfoPath Field and column with SharePoint Designer Workflow? I have an InfoPath Form Library on which I have published an InfoPath form. Now I want to change values of submitted infopath forms using SharePoint Designer Workflows ?

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I am using SharePoint 2007 updated with SP2.

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I had a solution with two projects:

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2) Infopath 2007 form w/code-behind.

I included the xsn, in the VS solution, but after a day or two,
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happened, but I could not get my changes to persist afterthat  Doing research I have read that this
stucture, using Infopath xsn, within VS does not work correctly with Source
Control. I am using VSS.

So I since made a change to the set-up so that the .xsn (form template) is separate from
Visual Studio. However, I need to leave the code-behind in VS, since I need to debug

This is my latest problem. I have been unable to attach to the correct
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My question is simple. What is the supported method for debugging InfoPath
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I have found a couple of threads asking for advice on how to check in an InfoPath form when it’s saved or submitted to a forms library. The reason for doing this is so a workflow can start based on a new item being created in that library, and so it doesn’t just sit there with a “Starting” status.


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The idea of this is to automate a paper trail so I am thinking that this costing which is to be attached to this document should not simple be an upload onto the form but part of the workflow tasks.

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Opt 2

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