CHAPTER 7Data Connections

Electronic forms are somewhat pointless if you don't actually put the data anywhere. Fortunately, InfoPath has rich capabilities for "doing stuff" with the form data once the user has entered it. In addition, you have to consider the various aspects of getting data out of somewhere and into the form (to populate both form data and lookup lists, among other uses).

In this chapter, I'm going to go over the various ways to get data into and out of an InfoPath form from various data sources.


There are various types of data connections in InfoPath—all are connections that you can use to read or write data, but some allow you to design a form based on their schema. Table 7-1 has a breakdown of the types of connections. ...

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