Does anyone know if a 'submit button' in infopath can be progammed to email and update a sharepoint list at the same time? Thanks.
I have never tried it but it should be doable. Change the button option from Submit to Rules and Code. Add rules to the button to first use the data connection to submit via email and then submit via your SharePoint connection and then if you wanted the button to also close have it do that as well.
Me. I know.
A 'submit button' can certainly be programmed to email and update. But how to do it depends on many unspecified in question details:
So, it does not have a concrete answer in its currently undefined context, i.e. it is a guessing game. From the other side, the concrete answers are multiple variants per each concrete possible (known only to topic starter) context and are available by search on internet.
Update (answer to comment):
No, your comment does not answer how you created the Infopath form, with which options, data connections and options of fata connections (what is its compatibility and how you connected a sharepoint list to it).
It is a guessing game with distorted initial data.
For example, if I create Infopath 2010 form (by pressing Customize Form button on ribbon in browser) of Sharepoint List Form type (in Infopath Designer 2010, File > Info > Form Options > Compatibility ? Form Type:),
I see that it has options to submit to its sharepoint list (in Infoapth Designer 2010, File > Info > Submit Options button):
as well as it has clear instructions how to do it if you wish to choose submission it to more than one/single location, for example. both to email and sharepoint list: