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I had to start a new sharepoint for different reasons but I wanted to keep the format the same. I recreated my sharepoint list and copied a form from the old sharepoint. I updated my URL in Data connection wizard and the document will successfully publish into Sharepoint. However the information from the form no longer populates into the list columns. Am I missing something?

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Have you tried going to File > Publish and then removing and re-adding the columns? Maybe the CAML names of the columns in the new list are different than the old list, and therefore SharePoint can't recognize the new columns.

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CAML is unnecessary for this – Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Mar 29 '13 at 9:39
Thank you this did solve my problem. – user15962 Apr 3 '13 at 13:30
@user15962 Glad that I could help! Please accept my answer so that I will get credit for helping you. – LCountee Apr 3 '13 at 14:46
+1 since it solved OP's problem (shame they didn't even up-vote, let alone mark accepted). – SPDoctor Apr 4 '13 at 20:53

I was in doubt whether to answer this question because it is not clear:

  • what do you mean under starting a "new sharepoint'
    a sharepoint new site, sharepoint site collection or entire server migration?
  • How have you "updated my URL in Data connection wizard"
  • Which is the type/compatibility of Infopath form template?

If you are having Infopath form template of type/compatibility of Sharepoint List Form, then the main data connection (source) is not modifiable OOTB. You can change it only through exporting the source files of XSN template > modifying dataconnection > republishing template.

See my answers to questions:

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