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I am new at sharepoint and I am new at infopath too (: I think the thing I want to do is simple but I can't find the method to handle it. Here is description :

I have 2 lists. One is the other's parent.

In the Infopath form (to prepare adding form), I want to show selective items from the child list based on value selected in parent list.

First box is listbox, when i choose one item (this listbox lists parent items), the other listbox should list items of this parent item.

Is it possible to do it in infopath?

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You can add filter to list item here right click on your listbox -> properties -> than data connection here you can add filter what you want .

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For such generic question to such huge topic only a generic answer is possible.
AFAIU, it is inquiry for terms for googling.

Infopath Designer 2010 (as well as 2007 and 2003) contains Master/Detail control (on ribbon Home for Infopath Filler Form or client forms.
It is not available for Web Browser Form but internet contains a lot of how-to and step-by-step articles how to do this.

Other keywords:
Child, parent, repeating table

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What do you mean when you say 'eliminate' items?

From what I understand, you want to add parent items to one listbox and corresponding child items to the next list box. If that's the case, you can handle this via InfoPath code-behind - using the XSLT.

I might have sample code from my early projects somewhere, will post it here if I find it.

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i mean, when you select an item from list (call it list1) of parents, list items to the next listbox (list2) where list2item.parent = list1.name –  alicanbatur Jun 25 '12 at 13:48
    
Any way to do it with Infopath rules ? –  alicanbatur Jun 25 '12 at 14:12
    
I didn't implement using Rules - so I can't vouch for that. We had a Categoies (Parent) and Subcategories (Child) lists. Subcategories drop down list was populated based on the Category selected. We implemented this using Formcode. Like I said, I don't have the code with me now. I can maybe find it at home and post it here. –  PurpleShadow Jun 25 '12 at 14:56
    
Just a thought. You might want to change your title from 'eliminate' to 'selectively populate listbox' or something like that to get a better response. 'Eliminate' might throw people! –  PurpleShadow Jun 25 '12 at 15:00
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Sounds like cascading columns to me –  PirateEric Jun 25 '12 at 18:29
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