InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 Club

What is the InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 Club?

The InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 Club is a private site for InfoPath 2010 users who have bought InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2. The InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 Club contains files, articles, and other goodies that will make your InfoPath journey easier, help you solve InfoPath problems, and help you continue learning about InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010.

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Bonus Recipes and Articles for Club Members Only

Cascading drop-down lists with a repeating table using SharePoint lists

This solution extends recipe 63 of InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2 to display cascading drop-down list boxes that have a repeating table in the cascading sequence. All of the controls on the InfoPath form are linked to SharePoint lists, two of which are base lists and the other two are linked SharePoint lists. You can watch a video demonstration of how the solution works.

Delete items from a SharePoint list using InfoPath

Learn how you can use an InfoPath 2010 form to delete one or more SharePoint list items in bulk without writing code.

Delete SharePoint lists via an InfoPath form

Learn how you can use an InfoPath 2010 form to delete SharePoint lists or libraries on a particular SharePoint site without writing code.

How to update a SharePoint list via an InfoPath browser form using CAML

You have a simple SharePoint list, that is, a list that contains simple data such as text and dates. You want to create an InfoPath form with which users can update items in the SharePoint list. Learn how you can use CAML to update SharePoint list items via an InfoPath 2010 browser form and learn a simple trick to nicely display controls on the form.

Run a SharePoint three-state workflow on InfoPath forms

You want to run a three-state approval workflow on an InfoPath form and have the form go through three states: New, Under Review, and Approved. In addition, you want the approval status to be set from within the InfoPath form itself. Learn how you can configure a SharePoint three-state workflow to run on an InfoPath form that is submitted to a form library and which can be used to change the state of the workflow.

Shrinking SharePoint list in InfoPath repeating table

You have a drop-down list box in a repeating table and the drop-down list box is being populated with items from a SharePoint list. You want users to be able to select an item only once from the drop-down list box. And once selected, that item must disappear from all of the drop-down list boxes in the other rows of the repeating table. In essence, you want to create a shrinking list of items that are selected from a SharePoint list. Learn how you can use rules to create shrinking SharePoint list functionality in drop-down list boxes in a repeating table on an InfoPath form.

Two different InfoPath forms to maintain items in one SharePoint list

Learn how you can create and use two different InfoPath forms (SharePoint List forms) to enter data and add items to or edit data in one SharePoint list.

Make an InfoPath form read-only if it is not checked out

Learn how you can make controls on an InfoPath form read-only when the form is opened without first being checked out.

Add a new folder to a SharePoint document library through an InfoPath form

Learn how you can use an InfoPath form to add a new folder to a particular SharePoint document library using nothing but rules (no code). You can watch a video demonstration of the solution.

Get email address from people picker on InfoPath 2010 form using a SharePoint Designer workflow

Learn how you can create a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow that can retrieve the email address of a user that was entered into a people picker control on an InfoPath 2010 form and then write that email address back to the form.

Video Tutorials for Club Members Only

SharePoint list lookup for InfoPath repeating table

You want to be able to enter data in rows of a repeating table on an InfoPath form and then have data that corresponds to the text that you entered, looked up in a SharePoint list, returned to the InfoPath form, and displayed in a field in the repeating table that is located in the same row as the field in which you entered data. Learn how you can use a SharePoint list to lookup data for a repeating table on an InfoPath form. You can watch a video demonstration of how the solution works.

Demo Form Templates for Club Members Only

InfoPath form to force a unique combination of values for a SharePoint list item

This InfoPath form template demonstrates how you can use rules in a SharePoint List Form to force users to enter a unique combination of values for a SharePoint list item thereby preventing duplicate items from being entered into the SharePoint list.

 
InfoPath 2010 Cookbook 2: 101 Codeless Recipes for SharePoint 2010