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Create InfoPath form in SharePoint 2010

By Vijai Anand on August 15, 2011
In this article we will be seeing how to create InfoPath form for SharePoint 2010 list.
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In this article we will be seeing how to create InfoPath form for SharePoint 2010 list.

Description:

I have created a custom list named "Custom" which has the following columns

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For this list I am going to create an InfoPath form which will be used as New/Edit form in the list. New form for the list looks like the following

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Note: None of the columns is mandatory in Custom list

Create an InfoPath form:

  1. Open Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010.
  2. Go to File => New => Click on SharePoint List from Available Form Templates

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  3. Data Connection Wizard will popup, enter the site URL.

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  4. Click on Next.
  5. Select Customize an existing SharePoint list and then select Custom which is a custom list.

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  6. Click on Finish.

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  7. You could see the InfoPath form with the following columns

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Publish the InfoPath form to SharePoint:

  1. Go to File => Info and then click on Quick Publish.

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  2. Publishing...

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  3. Form template is successfully published.

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InfoPath form in SharePoint Edit or New form:

  1. Open the SharePoint Site.
  2. Go to Custom List and add a new item.
  3. New form will be an InfoPath form as shown in the following.

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How to use the Default SharePoint form:

  1. Go to List Settings.
  2. In the General Settings, click on Form Settings.

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  3. You can select the Default SharePoint form or you can modify the existing InfoPath form.

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Vijai Anand

Vijai Anand has been working in IT industry for over 5 years. He holds Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Vijai write articles and blogs related to SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, Silv... Read more

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