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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Adding and Deleting Fields

When working with InfoPath forms, you have the option of adding and deleting fields from list forms, either in the SharePoint list or in the InfoPath form. Before moving on to modify fields in the Laptop Loan Request list you just created, you realize some of the caveats around modifying fields both in the SharePoint list and in the InfoPath form and the effect field changes can have.

If you create a new field in an InfoPath form which is not bound to a control on the actual form then that field appears as a column when you publish the form back to the SharePoint list. In other words, by adding the field in InfoPath, you’ve modified the list’s schema. But until you add a control to the actual form and bind that control ...

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