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

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7. Extended Features of Data Connections

Getting Started

In the preceding chapter, we talked about getting data from external data sources. There are four types of data connections that retrieve data: XML file, database, Web service, and SharePoint list or library. For each type of connection, we walked through an example and showed how to incorporate the resulting secondary data source into your form template.

Moving forward into this chapter, we’ll build on what we already discussed about data connections and step into more advanced features. Starting with Web services, we’ll talk about searching and discovering publicly available Web services by using Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI). Next, we’ll discuss how to use ...

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