Some time ago, we blogged about the reasons why you'd use UDC files and the anatomy of UDC files. You may be wondering, however, if it's possible to author these files in InfoPath - after all, UDC files are just XML files.
You're right - this is definitely possible. Attached to this article is a form template that lets you author and edit UDC files. Here are the steps you need to take to make it work:
1) Download the attached form template, save it to your desktop
2) Right-click on the downloaded .xsn file, then select Design. Ignore any warnings about the published location.
3) Go to File | Publish | Network Location, and republish the form template. Then open the form template from its published location.
Enjoy, and let us know if you have any feedback on the tool.
This is cool and funny, it's like a wizard to generate a wizard! Nick Dallet has posted an InfoPath form
Hi, Yesterday I started an idea that came to my mind in my trips: create an Infopath form to generate
Universal Data Connection files are great to enable a cross environment configuration when we are working
I downloaded the template and can enter stuff into it, but then what? How do I get the resulting UDC file?
Yes, when getting ready to publish using UDC File Creator it is not immediately obvious as to which network location. In my case I want my data connections in the InfoPath templates to be centrally managed via Central Admin -> Manage Data Connection Files.
Can the team publish some hints for the different scenarios here.