.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

InfoPath form checked out so 'on create' workflow not being started

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi all,


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.


The answers I have found contradict each other:

·         You have to do it with a workflow.  This can be done easily with SharePoint Designer if that's an option for you. Source:

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

How to create a workflow that submit an infopath form to a library of a specific user



can someone help me with this?

i'm using wss 3.0 and infopath 2007.

i have a form that need to be approved by a specific approver.

first when the user submit the form it send an email to the specific approver and the form is also submitted to a library.

so the approver gets an email and the approver need to get the form submitted to his library.

the email part is working fine. now i miss the library part.

i think i need to use a workflow. but how can i create a workflow that assinged a to-do item to a specific approver instead of a group.

in my library i have the following fields:

form name, created by and aprrover's name.

now i need the workflow to look up for the name of the approver and send an "assigned a to-do item" to the specific approver of the form

can someone help me with this?

Using Infopath form fieldnames in a workflow fails



I designed a form in Infopath and I published it on a SP2007 server to use in a workflow in a library. That goes fine. In the workflow I send an email message. I can use the fields from my Infopath form in the message that I create. 
If the workfow is starts, Shrepoints sends me the message. But it does not use the fields from my InfoPtah form in the message in stead I see questionmarks.

Why doesn't it show the fields?

I alse saw (maybe this makes it clear) that when I let it dipslay the URL in the message, it show: http://1.portal.lucasonderwijs, but the actual site is whithout the "1" and it should also start with https://

Has anyone seen this before?

Thank you,


InfoPath Workflow Task Form "Loading" event handler only being called after App Pool recycled.


I have a Workflow that is using an InfoPath task form.  In the "FormEvents_Loading" method event handler I have some code that needs to run each time the form is opened.   I recycle the App Pool and open the form the code runs perfectly, but if I close and try to re-open the form the code is not run at all.  I can then recycle the App Pool again and on the next load the code executes just fine.   The code that is supposed to be run is a very simple statement to set a field value, so I don't think it is interfering.

Does anyone know what this might be?


Programmatically create an InfoPath form


I'm programmatically creating an InfoPath form using this article: http://www.bizsupportonline.net/infopath2007/programmatically-create-infopath-form-console-app.htm.


Everything works well up to 29 fields (my:field1 ... my:field29). After that it runs without an error and posts a form to the library however the icon does not switch to an infopath icon and the filename stays blanks. I don't believe this field specific, it seems to be happening when I use any 29 to 30 fields so I'm thinking its a memory issue with the stream reader.

Has anybody every had this issue before, is there a way to fix this?


Infopath form return XMl code during workflow task


1.     Review 7777.xml.

2.     Perform the specific activities required for this task.

Use the Edit this task button to mark the task as completed. (If you cannot update this task, you might not have access to it. Click here to request access.

Workflow which is activated when infopath form created but need attached to another costing form als


I have a requirement to create an infopath form which is simple enough to create and is pretty much done.

It however has a secret which they didn't really mention in the doc or their "simple workflow requriemetns" and this is  that it goes some where for costing.

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.

My questions are.

If I have the follow workflow requiremetns.


1. User fill in form and submit

2. workflow then starts

3. (cost part next?) one group of people liase with accountants to ensure funding is posible and attach to form. two option I see here.

opt 1

The costing part is part of the workflow but if I do this I need the field to be read only for everyone except for a couple of groups is it possible in infopath to do this?

Opt 2

The costing is in a different library which the workflow create the new file this has it own workflow with a task to complete it and when completed workflow marks a field as complete before the main workflow will move on to next steps.

I would need to link the two forms together preferably in both directions would be nice what the best way to do this?

4 Once costing is co

Workflow doesn't complete when a task is updated directly from an infopath form.

I have an approval workflow that creates a task for a group to approve or reject an InfoPath form. But if a member of the group opens the form and updates the task from there, it doesn't complete the workflow. It only completes the workflow if they go to the actual task and update it from there. Does anyone know how to fix that?

How to create SharePoint workflow[Visual studio] with Infopath multiple views?

Hi Every body,I have Travel Request infopath form with 3 views(Requester/Manager/Traveldesk).Ones the user submitt the data then workflow will be start. In manager view he will select next level approver also. Ones manager approve/reject then pass to Traveldesk and they will forward travel inforamtion to user.I am new to workflow so How to approach my requirment any ideas and examples.Thanks in advance  

Contact Selector Failed in MOSS Workflow Modification Infopath Form

Hi,   In my proof of concept Moss 2007 WF, I tested an Infopath modification form successfully.  Then the contact selector ActiveX control was added but it failed to open using the modification link of the workflow page.  In a different form for the WF initiation, I similarly created two CS controls and it worked there.  A snippet of the MOSS error is below   Object reference not set to an instance of an object.   at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.ContactPicker.RenderClientViewDataLeafContent(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext renderContext, ControlViewData controlViewData, ScriptWriter writer)    at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.LeafControl.RenderClientViewDataContent(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext renderContext, ScriptWriter writer)    at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.BaseControl.RenderClientViewData(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext renderContext, ScriptWriter writer)    at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.ContainerControl.RenderClientViewDataContent(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext renderContext, ScriptWriter writer)    at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.BaseControl.RenderClientViewData(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext renderContext, ScriptWriter writer)    at Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Controls.CollectionControl.RenderClientViewDataContent(XPathNavigator context, IRenderContext rend

Using Workflow to create an InfoPath item in a Forms Library

Hi Experts: Here is my situation: I have a MOSS 2007 server with list A (regular sharepoint list) and List B (InfoPath form library with a published form) This is what I am trying to accomplish using SharePoint Designer: List A is just a basic list User changes a column in list A to a specific value A new form needs to be added to the forms library B SharePoint designer Workflow will not create a valid xml file in the List B forms library. It just creates an invalid file based on the .xsn file template. Does anyone have any experience creating a valid xml form in a forms library using SharePoint Designer workflow? I can't migrate to 2010 so that is not an option. Thanks for all your advise.

How to create custom task form in state machine workflow?

Hi, I want to create custom task form in state machine workflow. How can I create & install?  G. Goyal

sharepoint workflow with infopath form

Hi all... when i deploy workflow with initation and task infopath forms, these forms uploaded into central admin But: status: installing workflowenable:No and no category or version then when I activate this forms this message appearence : This form template cannot be activated because it is still being uploaded to the farm. Wait until the form template's status is Ready and try again as aresult when activate my workflow, the initiation form unloaded and get error message so what 's the problem?????????????? Thanks

Can i Start Workflow on Infopath form open?

HI, I Have a Scenario where when i open a Infopath 2010 form in Sharepoint 2010 as XML Form View Webpart, Custom workflow must be enabled, can i do this? If Yes, Please tell me steps to configure or code for starting a workflow. Thanks you all in Advance

Associating an InfoPath form as an initiation form of a workflow, and have it appear when workflow i

Hi all,   I've been working with and infopath form which I want to integrate into my Visual Studio 2008 SharePoint Workflow. I have done all the steps and can verify that the form works as it should, because if I associate the workflow and allow it to be kicked off manually, the form displays if i kick the workflow off... However, if I set the trigger to be "Start workflow when an new item is created", the form does not display and it goes straight into the code... why does my form not display when the workflow is triggered from a new item, but does if the item already exists??  Is there a way to get around it so that the form does show when a new item is created please?   Thanks, Ben

How can i have form used by infopath with workflow sharepoint 2010 ?

Hi all, I have sharepoint 2010 and infopath 2010. I would like to create a workflow which sends a task to a user every week. The task should be done in infopath 2010. How can i do that ?   Thanks

Configuring and Getting Started with InfoPath Form Services

Hi guys, I have some general questions regarding InfoPath Form services that I've been trying to research but I can't seem to get a straight answer from my google searches, so I'm really hopinh you guys can help me. We recently upgraded to SharePoint Enterprise 2010 and I will be the main person in charge of the content and administration. We had a 3rd party do the installation for us, but they don't know much about the From capabilities. We have several forms that we need to build and put on SharePoint so that our field managers (all around the country in 8 different states) can fill out, and submit. All of the information that they submit, or that is presented on a dropdown menu on the forms will be coming from our Microsoft SQL database on  a new sql2008 server we just bought. I have already made a database on the new server with just two tables in it in order to test out the forms. I was looking around on SharePoint and from the error message I got, I was under the impression that I first needed to build the form on InfoPath2003 (that's the version of office we have) and then just publish the form to SharePoint. Is this true? It's this simple? The more I looke online it seemed that I first needed to upload a data connection to SharePoint Central Administration..? the problem with that I would have to convert our sql database to the data type that it needs with

create task edit form issues for sharepoint 2010 workflow using visual studio 2010

I use infopath 2007 created a task edit form and I use VS 2010 to create a sequential workflow.I want to use the custom tash edit form in the workflow.The problem I got is the InfoPath form doesn't get deployed to sharepoint. I'm able to upload the infopath form to sharepoint though central admin app. here is the element.xml :<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">  <Workflow     Name="WorkflowProject4 - Workflow1"     Description="My SharePoint Workflow"     Id="e6aa6cdb-667f-456a-b216-7639a1dcd3c7"     CodeBesideClass="WorkflowProject4.Workflow1.Workflow1"     CodeBesideAssembly="$assemblyname$">    <Categories/>    <MetaData>      <AssociationCategories>List</AssociationCategories>            <Task0_FormURN>urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:infopath:TaskForm:-myXSD-2009-12-10T22-33-23</Task0_FormURN>      <StatusPageUrl>_layouts/WrkStat.aspx</StatusPageUrl>    </MetaData>  </Workflow></Elements>and here is the feature1.template.xml<Feature xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">  <Properties>    <Property Key="GloballyAvailable" Value="true" />    <Property Key="RegisterForms" Value="*.xsn"/>  </Properties></Feature>anything
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend