Use of the Current() Function

One of the most annoying things that can happen in InfoPath is a problem that occurs when you are using Filtered Data to populate a second dropdown from the results picked in an initial dropdown in a repeating section or repeating table (a.k.a. cascading filtered dropdowns).  The problem can also arise in rules that set values…

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Retrieve username from logon environment.

The following is the most common code snippet I offer to people.    The original authors are mentioned in the post below. http://www.infopathfaq.com   INFOPATHFAQ010124 – from the web, can you pass a users login to a form? – 8 Comments – stephencummins – Mon, Aug 18th, 2003 – Development If the username and password are…

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More advanced training available online.

So, if you are beyond the basics on XML and are ready to get your hands dirty, this series of labs available on the MSDN site is very good.    I especially end up sending people to Lab 15, which does a very good job of showing how InfoPath can reach into Active Directory and retrieve…


Random thoughts on security

In no particular order here are some thoughts about security.   Thanks to Trustworthy Computing Initiatives, it’s a royal pain to connect to outside datasources without triggering all kinds of annoying warnings.   Even if you digitally sign a form with a level 2 code signing cert, which is needed for allowing any ActiveX invocations to work,…


Most comprehensive book I know about.

This link takes you to an MSPress book that I’d recommend if you really want to get deep in the development aspects of InfoPath.  http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/7128.asp


So you want to be an InfoPath God like me :-) ?

Well, it helps to have a good underpinning of XML.   You don’t need to be an XML guru to get started in InfoPath, but sooner or later you’ll be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of schemas, XSLT’s, XPath statements and the like.    This link to training below won’t get you all the way…

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Welcome!

Welcome to Tim Pash’s Blog on InfoPath!  I don’t claim to be an expert in Blogging, but I am pretty good with InfoPath and I’ve accumulated a lot of good stuff over time that I’d like to share with folks.   Please give me some time to catch up, but as I get some breathing room…

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