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Introducing Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 by Roger Jennings

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Handling Data-Entry Errors

The data you collect and save in XML format is only as valuable as its consistency and accuracy. InfoPath includes several features for detecting data inconsistency errors, such as omitting required values or typing letters instead of numbers in controls that specify a numeric data type. InfoPath’s name for the process of detecting and prompting users to correct data entry errors is data validation. If you’ve applied Access’s field and table validation rules, you’ll find InfoPath’s data validation process to behave similarly.

InfoPath validates the data you enter in a form with the following conformance tests:

  • Data structure conforms to the form’s XML schema. The form’s schema may have constraints, such as the minimum ...

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