Now it is official. InfoPath client and form services in SharePoint will be retired. In many posts there were already questions about what’s going on with the form technology from Microsoft. Microsoft posted today in this blog about the future of InfoPath and form technology.
The key facts:
InfoPath client 2013 is the last published version
InfoPath Form Services are the last time published with SharePoint 2013
Support will go on till 2023
Microsoft recommends to use InfoPath further on
Microsoft will bring updates in the current year about new form technology and migration plans
Microsoft says it might be that SharePoint, Access and Word will be the next form technology
At the SharePoint Conference in March, Microsoft will announce some news on this topic:
In one of my projects i had a form in which i am fetching data from a second list. In this second list there is a people field in which user can insert one or more people. And exactly these values should be displayed in my form. I tried a computed field, a textfield, a people field, but it only displayed the first value cause i choosed the displayname of the people field. If i select the people group it displayed everything (displayname, Userid and type).
So i googled and found this script and put it into my textfield:
Microsoft officially and proudly announced the second Service Pack for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 a few days ago.
Included in this Update are all cumulative Updates as well as public updates after SP 1. This Service Pack 2 should remove some bugs and should improve the security and performance. It also improves working with IE 10, Windows 8
InfoPath is a powerful tool which can be customized by using rules or custom code behind. At one of my projects it was necessary to display some additional information from a database dependent on which checkbox the user clicked / checked. Another request to this was that the form has to be browser-enabled cause it should be displayed in a SharePoint environment.
So i have 3 Checkboxes: A, B, C. And i have a section with a repeating table which is structured like this:
I use the onchange Event of each Checkbox which calls the function. Now let’s see how we can fill this repeating table with data: Continue reading →
Sometimes you just want to use more information like just the user id within your InfoPath form. Now you are able to use the SharePoint webservices but it is also possible to query the userinformation list in SharePoint. The result looks like this: Continue reading →