More articles from the community

It’s Friday, and on Fridays I usually try to dig up a cool article or two from the community 1) Patrick Tisseghem wrote a beautiful walkthrough on making browser forms show up in a web part – no code required, just follow the screenshots. 2) S.Y.M. Wong-A-Ton published a very detailed paper on saving InfoPath…

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Data Connections in Template Parts

Template parts allow a form designer to combine view information, rules, schema, default data and other compatible components of a form template into a package that can be distributed to other form designers and inserted into form templates without manual recreation. Data connections, with some restrictions, are a compatible component that can be included in a template part. Adding…

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Using SQL Server 2005 Web Services with InfoPath

Here’s your problem: You want to use a stored procedure in a database to access your data through InfoPath, but you don’t really want to have to write script for every query to change the stored procedure’s query parameters.  We’ve all been there. Well, stop your coding, right now, because SQL Server 2005 allows you…

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Workflow user experience in InfoPath

Microsoft Office SharePoint workflow can be described as a series of tasks implemented with specific business needs to help people manage their project tasks. In Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, we provide the workflows user experience for InfoPath forms. Additionally, we enable InfoPath business logic to key off workflow properties. This article will demonstrate how to…

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Web services are a peach, and then? UDDI!

I’ve been blogging quite a bit about the brave new world of data connection libraries and UDC files. A data connection library is the recommended way to expose data connections for use in enterprise InfoPath forms. Users can easily select an appropriate connection by name and description without needing to know the connection details –…

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Integrated Innovation: Access Data Collection

One of the major bets we continue to work on delivering is the notion of integrated innovation.  Across Office, we have applications that are great at certain tasks and one of our jobs is to try and bring those great technologies together to make a fantastic customer experience.  A great demonstrations of this integrated innovation…

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The anatomy of a UDC file

OK, we’ve talked about super-fantastic high end authentication scenarios. We’ve talked about cross-domain security and administrative control. We’ve talked about generating UDC files using InfoPath and consuming them again in the designer. Now let’s drill into the structure of the file itself. UDC V2 is an XML format, and like any good XML format, there…

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Where do UDC files come from?

Where do UDC files come from? – I knew you’d ask. (For those of you who are wondering what a UDC file is, you should go read my post entitled “Making data connections work in browser forms.”)   There are a couple of ways to go about it. UDC files are just xml files with a…

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Data Connections in Browser Forms

A while back, I wrote a series of 3 blog posts about authentication that was targeted at advanced enterprise-level scenarios involving multi-tier delegation of credentials for data connections on the server. However, I never took the time to cover the basic scenarios around getting basic data connections to work on the server. This post will…

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One-to-Many Relationships on Database Connections

There have been a few questions about how the main database submit data connection works with related tables.  This is an FYI to clear up some of those issues, as I don’t think this information ever made it public!   At least one of the relationships for every pair of related tables must include the…

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