I find it verry irritating that I can't move several fields at the same time. I created a table, and all the fields were in tha main container (myFields). I wanted to group them, and move all the 200 fields to the group to make it more logical. Unfortunately I had to rightclick , select move, and select the group 200 times. Verry time consuming and irritating. is there a way to select multiple fields and move them all at once?
Also being able to decide where the data fields of the newly created controls should be located in the very begining would be nice. It works only if you create a repeating table. It automatically creates a repeating group and adds all fields to that group. But if I create a normal fixt size table, and want to associate it with a group that I create, and want all the fields of that table to be created in that group? Can't find a way to do that, and it would be verry usefull. Something to put on the wish-list for future releases maybe? I have many remarks about Infopath having to use it extensively recently. Would be more than happy to share :)
That is MUCH better! Instead of orange, my fields turned gray which confused me at first. All is well in Dodge now...thanks!
This doesn't seem to work in InfoPath Designer 2010...What a shame!
Ok, I was wrong, I didn't hold down the CTRL key when clicked Up/Down....why MS made it so difficult, why cannot we just drag and drop?
I came here through looking for a way to move and/or re-order fields in an InfoPath list form.
As it happens, if that's what you want to do, you must first save your form back to SharePoint (creating any new list columns as a result of adding InfoPath fields). Close the form. Then re-order the columns in the SharePoint list and go to edit the form again.
When you re-open the form to edit, you'll receive a notification telling you some things have changed in the SharePoint list. Accept the changes and you'll see that your fields adopt the order you set in SharePoint.
This post has probably saved me more time than any other I've ever read for InfoPath. Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Saves so much time!
More than 6 years since you posted this, and you are still saving people time! Thank you!!!
This has really made me save time. Thanks a lot. It looks so simple, even too simple to write about it a blog article but I'm very gratefull.
Once the my InfoPath 2010 form is uploaded to SharePoint, they appear with a little locked icon and all of the options to move up/down and the F6 feature don't work. Is there anyway to reorganize the fields once the information has been published to SharePoint?
OMG TY! this saved me 80 hours of work.
OMG THANK YOU. Moving up/down fields takes so long.
I am unable to find the data source task pane.
Can you direct me, please?
I am using InfoPath Designer 2013.