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Designing Forms for Microsoft Office InfoPath and Forms Services 2007 by Hagen Green, Scott Roberts

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3. Working with Data

Getting Started

In the last chapter, you learned about some of the basic features of InfoPath design mode that allow you to add visual flair to your forms. A visually pleasing and well-laid-out form may win accolades from your users; however, a form is not ultimately useful if it doesn’t gather the data in the format you need. In this chapter, you will learn about a form template’s data source by examining the Data Source task pane. Now that you know a little about controls, we’ll show how they link to the data source through a mechanism called data binding. Recall that the data source is the behind-the-scenes XML that is created as users fill out your form and is used when saving or submitting the form.

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