Connecting to an Access Database

In this and the following section, I will demonstrate a couple of basic ways in which InfoPath form templates can be created. These examples are intended to fulfil two purposes. First, they will give you some initial experience in putting InfoPath to work. Second, studying these examples will help you better understand the discussion of InfoPath that follows in Chapter 2.

The Access Database

The Access database used in this example is a simplified human resources database that contains limited information about two employees. The database is included in the code download as SimpleHR.mdb. The data in the Employee table is shown in Figure 1.3. Now we have an Access data source to which we can connect using InfoPath ...

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