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

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8. Submitting Form Data

Getting Started

Since the beginning of the book, we’ve showed how to design forms by taking advantage of numerous rich features in InfoPath. With all this ability to create and deploy a form template (we’ll talk about the latter in the next chapter), are we forgetting about the actual purpose of the form in the first place? Ask yourself why you’re creating a form. Some answers might include “to add a new work order to my database,” “to send a status report to my manager,” or “to get employment applications from candidates.” In all of these situations and for most forms, you need to get data back from the forms your users fill out. The data in the form needs to go somewhere. In this chapter, we’ll address how to get data ...

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