I want to be able to show the same list item in different info path
forms. IE one for initial creation, one for updating, one for the
director to review, one for looking back on.
Theoretically, this should have been controlled through GUI of Infopath Webpart properties pop-up dialog that has "Views:" drop-down list but practically it has always only one choice:
as well as it should have been possible to identify and change corresponding changes through code....
I believe I tried to clear this question on msdn forum:
but with no success. Might be you will have more luck with it and share with it here...
Though, that link should answer your main question "How to edit an existing item in InfoPath Web part". Also, you can find helpful:
Update (addressing comments):
I referenced query string filter webpart only from the point of view how to edit Infopath webpart, namely, through its connector:
- clicking Web Part menu of the Infopath web Part > Connections > Send form to
as well as mentioned properties of a webpart.
These are features commonly available for any kind of a web part in Sharepoint WebPart pages and any published to Sharepoint Infopath form is available as a webpart. And according to "Applies to: SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise" of Use the InfoPath Form Web Part, I see it is the same in 2013
If you do not have Enterprise Sharepoint Server, then there is no sense to discuss features, available only through enterprise Sharepoint Server like Infopath browser forms and web parts. What your question is about