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									SharePoint:
Introduction to InfoPath




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Objectives
• Understand the core functionality of InfoPath in
  SharePoint
• Use InfoPath to customize forms for SharePoint lists
  and libraries
• Use the Data Connection Library to manage
  connections to data sources
• Use the Form library list template to create new
  Form libraries
• Create and publish an InfoPath form to a Form
  library

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Agenda
•   InfoPath and SharePoint
•   Custom List Forms
•   InfoPath and Libraries
•   InfoPath Form Web Part




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InfoPath and SharePoint
• InfoPath tools
• InfoPath Forms Services
• SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection
  features
• InfoPath Designer for Form Authors




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InfoPath Usage in SharePoint 2010
 • Forms for capturing user input
 • Customized forms for SharePoint lists and
   libraries
 • Workflow-related forms
 • InfoPath web part




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Agenda
•   InfoPath and SharePoint
•   Custom List Forms
•   InfoPath and Libraries
•   InfoPath Form Web Part




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Custom List Forms
• Hide optional fields from user
• Provide more style to forms
  • “Looks less like SharePoint”
• Introduction of validation rules
• Forms available to InfoPath Forms web part




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Agenda
•   InfoPath and SharePoint
•   Custom List Forms
•   InfoPath and Libraries
•   InfoPath Form Web Part




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Drawbacks to Customized List Forms

• InfoPath form cannot be reused across lists
• List connection is tightly-bound to InfoPath
  form
• Data entered to InfoPath form cannot be
  formulated as XML




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InfoPath and Libraries
•   Address shortcomings of custom list forms
•   Permit reuse of forms across lists
•   Foster loosely-coupled architecture
•   Connection information separated from form
•   Form input stored as XML




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Data Connection Libraries
•   Describes connection to source of data
•   Permits reuse of forms
•   Eases maintenance of connection details
•   Administrator-approval of connections




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Form Libraries
•   Stores InfoPath forms
•   Stores data entered into InfoPath form as XML
•   InfoPath forms consume connection library
•   InfoPath form fields may be surfaced as
    separate library columns




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Agenda
•   InfoPath and SharePoint
•   Custom List Forms
•   InfoPath and Libraries
•   InfoPath Form Web Part




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InfoPath Form Web Part
• Display InfoPath form alongside other content
• Simple “mash-ups”
• Display list data while simultaneously adding
  items to list
• Form source
  • Customized list form
  • Form Library


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