Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step

Errata for Using Microsoft InfoPath 2010 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xxvi, 289
Table (Ch 11 File Names), 2nd paragraph

Both pages refer to the same practice file named, "ContosoReimbursementform.xsn," whereas the practice file in the download is named "ContosoCheckRequestOriginal.xsn."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thanks, the names of the actual downloadable XSN files have been fixed to match the names of the files in the chapter.

Carl Griesbach  Jan 03, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
Printed
Page 18
Step 2

In the exercise to create a small XML data file, the user is asked to type code exactly as it appears. There is an error in the code Line 1 Character 30. If entered incorrectly, when the data connection is created in the next exercise, the user will receive and error that the file is not in correct xml format. Code currently reads: <?xml version="1.0" encoding-"UTF-8"?> (hyphen following the word encoding) Code should read: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> (should be an equals sign following the word encoding)

Note from the Author or Editor:
On page 18, in the first line of the XML, change the character - to an = as the reader suggested. It should look like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Susan Malakoff  Nov 15, 2011  Sep 28, 2012
Printed
Page 88
Step 5

I found a small typo error on the 5th step in Chapter 4 (page 88). The book instructs the user to create a column called "Event Cost". In the screen shot of the completed columns in SharePoint, there is no "Event Cost" listed. I think "Event Cost" is supposed to be "Estimated Cost" or vice versa. It's a small thing, but something that should be noted. This is a great book! I've learned a great deal.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, this is errata. In the table, change the "column name" of "Event Cost" to say "Estimated Cost" instead.

S. Boyd  Jan 31, 2013  Mar 08, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 128
Between 5-6

The steps for putting in the formula between steps 5-6 are missing putting in quotes and spaces. Based on the steps provided the formula should read concat(ID:,)

Catheryn Keating  Sep 05, 2013 
PDF
Page 159
Penultimate

Text states: "SET UP In the web browser, open your SharePoint site and browse to the Time Off Request form that was created previously in this chapter. If the Time Off Request form is not currently open in InfoPath Designer 2010, navigate to the location on the computer where it was saved in the Clean Up of the previous exercise. Right-click the XSN file, and then select Design" The 1st sentence should be dropped, since it is impossible to browse to this form (it was never published before) and it is irrelevant to the flow of narration

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction to be made: In the Set Up section on page 159, scratch the whole first sentence. The SET UP should then start with the sentence that starts with "If the Time Off Request form is not currently...."

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 172
3d paragraph

"2. Repeat step 7 of the preceding exercise for the LastName field." should be changed to: 2. Repeat step 1 for the LastName field."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction to be made: change the first sentence of step 2 to: Repeat step 1 for the LastName field.

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
Printed
Page 200
"Note"

In the "Note" on this page, the URL needs to be corrected. The new URL should be: http://www.wonderlaura.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=129 (this is instead of the sharepoint911 url that is shown in the note)

Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 24, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 205
Penultimate paragraph, last sentence

Text states: "The easiest way to collect these properties is by going to SharePoint Service Applications in Central Administration and choosing Business Data Connectivity Services." but should have stated: "The easiest way to collect these properties is by going to "Manage service applications" in "Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration" and choosing "Business Data Connectivity Services"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, the reader is exactly right as to how the sentence needs to be rephrased.

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 227
1st paragraph

Text state: "Four columns appear in the top section and one parameter in the bottom section" while really only one column Department appears in the top section if to follow the previous instructions

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction: Please rephrase Step 7 on page 226 to say: Click the Add button to add the new Department field to the top list of columns. Do the same for the Subject, FeedbackComments, and Category fields.

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 229
2nd paragraph

The text states: "17. With the page in Edit mode, in the upper-right corner of the Feedback Form, click the black drop-down arrow. On the flyout menu, select Connections | Get Data From | Current User Filter" But upon selection of Connections there are only 2 available choices: 1) Get Parameters From This choice gives on "The consumer webpart did not provide information about the schema" 2) Get Filter Values From This is just a filter imposed on Department field of infopath form web part by the value received from "Current User Filter" web part. It does not fill any data but results in: "There are no items to show in this view of the "Form" document library. To add a new item, click "New" or "Upload". because there was no entry with received (?) value of user's department. So, even entered previously And this filtering is impossible to remove!!!!!!!! or change the connection without deleting "Current User Filter" web part Attempts to change connection back to " Get Filter Values From " results in: "A Web Part can only be connected to another Web Part through one connection type. Each connection can have only one connection type" I tried to follow this dozens times, all in vain. I wish I could understand how to use this!!!!!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction: Step 17 can be corrected to be more clear, so it can say "Feedback Form (the form itself, not the list of forms)"

Gennady Vanin  Jun 19, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
Printed
Page 235
First bullet

To be conistent with first part of sentence, the text 'REST' should be in the parenthesis and should come after 'Representational State Transfer'.

Ken Hochberg  Jun 05, 2013 
Printed
Page 242
step 2

Step 2 should say: In the Rules pane, create a new Action rule called Populate User Information. The condition should be that the Attendee field is blank. You don't want the original attendee's information overridden next time someone else opens the form. These fields only need to be populated when the form is being filled out for the first time.

Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 25, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 288
Last two lines on the page

Hello On Page 288 it says "The Contoso reimbursement form will have three levels of approvals; therefore, it will have twelve approval fields". However, on page 287 under the heading "Contoso Reimbursement Form" it says "There will be two levels of approval: Manager and VP". I have enjoyed the book so far but am wondering why the authors did not provide instructions in the book on how to create the Contoso Reimbursement Form from scratch?? Have I missed something? Thanks Derek

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, this is errata. On page 288, change the sentence to say "The Contoso reimbursement form will have two levels of approvals; therefore it will have eight approval fields."

Derek  Feb 15, 2013  Mar 08, 2013
Printed
Page 310
point 12

Printed - can't select printed in DDL set the condition as Approval is equal to Rejected There is no 'Approval' - there is 'Manager Approval' & 'VP Approval'? Also there are no instructions for 'Set a field's value'

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction: Step #12 should be corrected to say "Manager Approval" is equal to Rejected. Yes, there are instructions for "set a field's value" on step 9. I figured since readers just did that same exact thing, it wouldn't need to be described in as full detail all over again.

Majella McCarron  Jun 22, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 342
4th paragraph

The text tells: "2. Find the final version of the products.xsn template that you created in Chapter 1, “Introducing Microsoft InfoPath 2010,” (or download it from the Chapter01 practice files folder on the companion website)" Download from companion website does not contain products.xsn file at all (only products.xml)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Will email the sample form products.xsn template to Adam for upload to the book web site.

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012
PDF
Page 403
5th paragraph

The text: "4. In the Fields pane on the left side in InfoPath, expand the Hidden section, ..." should have been: The text: "4. In the Fields pane on the side in InfoPath, expand the Hidden section, ..." Well, it is on the right side in my Infopath. It depends...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correction to make: Page 403 step 4 should say: In the Fields pane on the right side in InfoPath, ...... (you're simply changing the word "left" to "right".

Gennady Vanin  Jun 16, 2012  Sep 28, 2012