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Sharepoint 2010 : Infopath rules and filters vs SharePoint workflows

Posted By:      Posted Date: November 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
 

Hello,

I need to perform a lookup of a user creating a list item and fill out some of his properties automatically.  (such as company, departement, etc.)

I can imagine there are two ways to go ahead with this.   You can create Infopath filters or/and rules to lookup information.   I don't know whether it is possible to lookup information from Active Directory with this as well?   I do know it's possible to lookup information from another list.   I could of course use BCS to create a list within SharePoint and then use that.   Somehow that doesn't feel like the proper solution.

I can also use workflows that would start automatically and go ahead an retrieve user information in such a way.  I don't know whether this is the best option either.

Any advice / feedback would be much appreciated.


Best regards, David


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