Microsoft InfoPath 2010
The official blog of the Microsoft InfoPath team

October, 2004

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    Using Relink When Moving a SharePoint Form Library to a New Site

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    When InfoPath form files are saved to a SharePoint Form Library, SharePoint creates hard-coded references to the form template in the team site where the forms are being saved.  If the SharePoint Form Library is moved to a new location, the references in the InfoPath form files will continue to point to the old location, even after they've been moved into the new Form Library. In order to fix up the references in the form files to point to the new form template location, you need to perform a Relink operation.

    Important   Before performing the Relink operation, make sure that the Windows SharePoint Services server you are working with has been updated with Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 1. This service pack release fixes a bug that can cause data corruption when performing a Relink operation.

    Note   You cannot relink a form if the all data in the form has been digitally signed (the form template has been configured for signing by using the Enable digital signatures for the entire form option, or by using the Enable digital signatures for specific data in the form option with the Set of signable data specified using an XPath expression of "/"). This is because when a form has been signed using this configuration the link to the form template is treated as part of the form data, and relinking would invalidate the signature. You can relink a form that has only part of the data signed (the form template has been configured for signing by using the Enable digital signatures for specific data in the form option with the Set of signable data specified as a subset of the data). For more information on using digital signatures, see Digitally Signing Data in InfoPath 2003.

    Here are the steps for performing a Relink operation:

    1. Open the new form library.
    2. Click Modify Columns and Settings to the left of the view.
    3. Under General Settings, click Relink forms to this form library.
    4. In the view presented, select all of the forms that you want to relink.
    5. Click the Relink button.

    The references in all of the forms you selected in step 4 will now point to the current form library location.

    Note   It is also possible to update the references in the form files using the Processing Instruction Update Tool provided with the InfoPath 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK); however in most cases the using the procedure above is simpler.

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    MSDN Webcast: Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003

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    Hello everyone,

    I hope you will join us for the next WebCast in the InfoPath series - Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003. This talk will be presented by Jun Jin, a developer in the InfoPath group, tomorrow starting at 9am PST.  If you haven’t already, you can register here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259110&Culture=en-US.

    Here is more information about the talk:

    MSDN Webcast: Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003—Level 200

    Start Time:  Tuesday, October 19, 2004 9:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    End Time:Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Event Description

    Description:      Interested in learning more about the new Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 features for script-less, rapid development? This session will show how you can take advantage of declarative business logic features such as rules and actions, roles identity, advanced controls like file attachments, master-detail, and filtering. There is also built-in support for calculations to build advanced and dynamic solutions.   Finally, learn how to use e-mail deployment to deliver InfoPath solutions that allow you to easily gather data from your users.

    Presenter: Jun Jin, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corp.
    Jun Jin is a Software Design Engineer in the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team. He has been with the InfoPath team since version 1 working mainly on controls in the Designer.

    - Scott

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    MSDN Webcast: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003

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    I want to thank all of you who have attended one or more of the talks in the InfoPath Webcast series which started this month and goes until the middle of December.  Now, I am happy to announce that those of you who have attended previous Webcasts and filled out a survey and those of you who attend the upcoming Webcasts will be eligible to win a copy of Halo 2.  (Microsoft Employess are not Eligible.)  Each time you attend a talk and fill out a survey, you are entered into the drawing.  So, attend as many of the Webcasts are you can.

     

    The full contest rules will be available on http://office.microsoft.com/infopath in the next few days.

     

    Also, please don’t miss tomorrow’s Webcast: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003 starting at 11:00 am PST.

     

    Here is more information about tomorrow’s Webcast.

     

    MSDN Webcast: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003—Level 300    

     

    Start Time:  Tuesday, October 26, 2004 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

    End Time:   Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

     

    Event Description 

    Learn how to create a simple schema validation and custom data validation using pattern-matching and creating script-based validation using the OnValidate event. See how to use formulas to calculate totals and construct an e-mail address. And how to use conditional formatting to call attention to a text box value and use rules to display a message box and to set the value for another field.

     

    Presenters: Yuet (Emily) Ching and Prachi Bora, Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

     

    Yuet (Emily) Ching has been a Software Test Engineer with the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team since SP1. Emily owned several SP1 features such as Rules, Pattern, Conditional Formatting, Conditional Disabling and Data Formatting. Prachi Bora has been a Software Test Engineer with the InfoPath team since Sep 2003 (SP1). She tested the Object model for SP1.

     

    - Scott

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    Yesterday's InfoPath WebCast: MSDN Webcast: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003

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    Hello all,

    I want to start by apologizing to all of you who tried to connect to yesterday’s WebCast.  We had some network issues that were preventing most people from connecting.  However, the WebCast was recorded and is available on-demand via the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032259112&Culture=en-US

    If you weren’t able to view it yesterday, I hope you will take the time to view the recording.  The talk was very interesting and informative.

    I also hope you will join us next Tuesday, November 2nd for the next presentation in the InfoPath Webcast series “Using Managed Code and Visual Studio to Build Solutions” which will be presented by Willson Raj David, a developer on the InfoPath team.  I think we have all the kinks worked out so there shouldn’t be any problems connecting to the Live Meeting.  Also, remember that attendees who are not Microsoft employees who view the entire Webcast and fill out a survey at the end will be entered into a drawing for Halo 2.  (The contest is open to US residents only.  Full contest rules will be posted shortly.)

    You can register for next week’s talk through the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259539&Culture=en-US

    Here is more information about the talk:

    MSDN Webcast: Using Managed Code and Visual Studio to Build Solutions—Level 300    

    Start Time:       Tuesday, November 02, 2004 1:00 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
    End Time:        Tuesday, November 02, 2004 2:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

    Event Description
    Learn where Microsoft® Office InfoPath™  fits into the Microsoft® Office family. Find out about the Object Model and business logic programmability features in the product as well as the Microsoft® Visual Studio® Toolkit and managed code support that is available in InfoPath.

    Presenter: Willson Raj David, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

    Willson Raj David is a developer in the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ product division and has been with the product team for at least four years. He primarily worked on the Designer controls and other features. Willson’s core expertise is Microsoft C++ and COM and he also has extensive knowledge in many Web technologies.

    Thank you,
    Scott Roberts

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    WebCast: Best Practices for Designing InfoPath Forms

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    Here's a quick note from Scott Roberts, a developer on the InfoPath team who presented the WebCast:

     

    I want to personally thank those of you who attended yesterday’s WebCast: Best Practices for Designing InfoPath Forms.  I hope you enjoyed the talk and were able to learn something new.  If you were unable to attend the talk, don’t worry.  It was recorded and is available via the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259532&Culture=en-US.  (You will have to register before you can view the recorded WebCast.)

     

    Also, please join us next Tuesday, October 9 from 9am – 10:30am PST for the next presentation in the InfoPath WebCast series: User Roles in InfoPath 2003.  You can register for this talk by clicking on the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259537&Culture=en-US.  I hope you will join us.

     

    Here is more information about the talk:

     

    MSDN Webcast: User Roles in InfoPath 2003—Level 200

     

    Description:

     

    Would you like to see just how easy Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ is to use? Join this webcast to discover how to create a view and user roles for a form, set up rules based on the roles, and preview a form with specific user roles. You will also learn how to switch views based on user roles.

     

    Josh Bertsch, Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

    Josh Bertsch has been a Software Test Engineer with the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team for nearly 3 years. Josh owned several of the newly included features for the SP1 release, such as Calculations and Roles, among others.

    Presenter:

     

    Thank you,

    Scott

     

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    Tuesday's Webcast

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    I want to personally thank those of you who attended yesterday’s WebCast: Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003 which was presented by Jun Jin.  I hope you enjoyed the talk as much as I did and were able to learn something new.  If you were unable to attend the talk, don’t worry.  It was recorded and is available via the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032259111&Culture=en-US.  (You will have to register before you can view the recorded WebCast.)

    Please join us next Tuesday, October 26 from 11am – 12:30am PST for the next presentation in the InfoPath WebCast series: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003 which will be presented by Yuet (Emily) Ching and Prachi Bora.  You can register for this talk by clicking on the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259112&Culture=en-US.  I hope you will join us.

    Here is more information about the talk:

    MSDN Webcast: Business Logic in InfoPath 2003—Level 300    

    Start Time:  Tuesday, October 26, 2004 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada
    End Time:   Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada

    Event Description:   Learn how to create a simple schema validation and custom data validation using pattern-matching and creating script-based validation using the OnValidate event. See how to use formulas to calculate totals and construct an e-mail address. And how to use conditional formatting to call attention to a text box value and use rules to display a message box and to set the value for another field.

    Presenters: Yuet (Emily) Ching and Prachi Bora, Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

    Yuet (Emily) Ching has been a Software Test Engineer with the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team since SP1. Emily owned several SP1 features such as Rules, Pattern, Conditional Formatting, Conditional Disabling and Data Formatting. Prachi Bora has been a Software Test Engineer with the InfoPath team since Sep 2003 (SP1). She tested the Object model for SP1.

    Thank you,
    Scott

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    MSDN Webcast: User Roles in InfoPath 2003

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    If you haven’t already, you may want to sign up for tomorrow’s WebCast - User Roles in InfoPath 2003 – that will be presented by Josh Bertsch, a Software Test Engineer on the InfoPath team.  In this talk, you will learn about the support for user roles that was added in SP1.  To register, please visit the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259537&Culture=en-US.

     

    Here is more information about tomorrow’s WebCast:

     

    MSDN Webcast: User Roles in InfoPath 2003—Level 200

     

    Description:

     

    Would you like to see just how easy Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ is to use? Join this webcast to discover how to create a view and user roles for a form, set up rules based on the roles, and preview a form with specific user roles. You will also learn how to switch views based on user roles.

     

    Josh Bertsch, Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

    Josh Bertsch has been a Software Test Engineer with the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team for nearly 3 years. Josh owned several of the newly included features for the SP1 release, such as Calculations and Roles, among others.

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    Tuesday’s InfoPath WebCast: User Roles in InfoPath 2003

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    Another note from Scott Roberts:

    I want to personally thank those of you who attended Tuesday’s WebCast: User Roles in InfoPath 2003.  I hope you enjoyed the talk and were able to learn something new.  If you were unable to attend the talk, don’t worry.  It was recorded and is available via the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1032259537&Culture=en-US.  (You will have to register before you can view the recorded WebCast.)

    Please join us next Tuesday, October 19 from 9am – 10:30am PST for the next presentation in the InfoPath WebCast series: Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003 which will be presented by Jun Jin.  You can register for this talk by clicking on the following URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032259110&Culture=en-US.  I hope you will join us.

    Here is more information about the talk:

    MSDN Webcast: Building Advanced Dynamic Solutions in InfoPath 2003—Level 200  
          Start TimeTuesday, October 19, 2004 9:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
     End TimeTuesday, October 19, 2004 10:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
     
    Event Description
     DescriptionInterested in learning more about the new Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 features for script-less, rapid development? This session will show how you can take advantage of declarative business logic features such as rules and actions, roles identity, advanced controls like file attachments, master-detail, and filtering. There is also built-in support for calculations to build advanced and dynamic solutions. Finally, learn how to use e-mail deployment to deliver InfoPath solutions that allow you to easily gather data from your users.

    Presenter: Jun Jin, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corp.

    Jun Jin is a Software Design Engineer in the Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ team. He has been with the InfoPath team since version 1 working mainly on controls in the Designer.

     

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