Even though Is been announced that InfoPath is deprecated, but supported until April 2023 you can read more here the reality is that there is a significant amount of customers that still rely on the InfoPath form based solutions for dealing with data entry challenges in the organization on a daily basis. As a consultant, I currently support multiple clients on InfoPath Form related issues. Today I want to talk about a recent discovery and of course share the solution. This is a custom list with an InfoPath list form used for storing OA’s (Operational Activities) assignment information, of course, … Continue reading Unsupported expression in good old InfoPath
Want to give a try to Microsoft Forms? Yesterday I created a Customer Satisfaction Survey demo to see at a glance the main features of this new technology now available for Office 365 commercial users. I was surprise to see how simple and slick the authoring experience is and of course love the final result. I can see so much power for specific set of scenarios. I just hope that Microsoft consider creating an API for allowing developer build forms and quiz programmatically as well as query the results. I do see myself building risk matrix surveys (Survey Analysis for … Continue reading Microsoft Forms, want to give it a try? Here is a basic demo
While supporting a customer on InfoPath development, he ask me how to retrieve data from a specific user using the Profile Web Service, but he want to invoke the service after selecting a user from a people picker control, problem was that the Action section in the people picker control was disable so he was asking why and how can we accomplish what he wants. I remember that I was able to implement same exact scenario a while back ago but didn’t remember how, so I did some basic research and this is what you need to do: Step 1 … Continue reading Invoking User Profile Service when Selecting from People Picker in InfoPath
I receive a question around Administrator-approved InfoPath form templates. Here is the answer. Q. Haaron, what really happen when we upload a new version of an InfoPath form in central admin? A. When you upload an InfoPath form template using SharePoint Central Administration some things happen: 1. In Manage Form Template you can provision the same version of the form in more than one Site Collection, you can manage the form, activate or deactivate. 2. It creates a WSP file based on your InfoPath Form Template version and deploys as a farm solution, automatically creates a Site Collection Feature that … Continue reading Administrator-approved form template, what really happen?
This is just an interesting scenario I’m dealing with. I’m pretty sure SharePoint can support a state level solution for this problem with the proper infrastructure and procedures in place, but, are you sure the business can support a change like that? Switching from one paper form and manual process to an electronic forms with automated workflow solution requires more than servers and infrastructure, it requires business support and commitment because: You need to define if current print copy approvals still going to be supported The business needs to recognize and agree that electronic signing and workflow approach will be … Continue reading Because you can succeed, you also can fail