I'm new to InfoPath and SharePoint and i also use the trial version of qRules, i have 2 sharepoint lists, with one (let's call it "list1") having a lookup column to the second ("list2"), and this column permit multi-items selection. when i am using the default form i can add an item to "list1" with all the selected items in the lookup column separated with a semicolon. but when want to use a custom form, and a multi-checkbox, and i don't know how the selected items ID's must be submitted to the SharePoint list (i tried separating the items ID's with : ',' , ';' , '.' ; ' ' ...).

I want the selected items to be displayed like this in the lookup column : enter image description here

Thank's for your help.

  • are you using qRules with the SubmitToSharePointList command?
    – teylyn
    Sep 23, 2014 at 22:40
  • Tried building a string that conforms to the SPFieldLookupValueCollection format using the IDs and lookup value strings? I haven't worked with InfoPath much but with managed code you can set a multi-value lookup field using a string that is specially formatted for use with this overload. So instead of setting the column value using a string containing the IDs and random delimiters, try building a string like "1;#Android;#2;#Language Java;#3;#MySql..." and setting that string as the lookup colum's value. Sep 23, 2014 at 23:20
  • @teylyn yes i am
    – THEDJA
    Sep 24, 2014 at 20:20
  • @nsturdivant i used qRules because i'm new with C# and i don't have enough time to accomplish this project. i already tried this delimiter but i an error in the command field of qRules
    – THEDJA
    Sep 24, 2014 at 20:21
  • @THEDJA, Qdabra have very good support. If the issue is related to qRules you should approach them directly on Infopathdev.com
    – teylyn
    Sep 24, 2014 at 21:07

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You might be able to use SPD workflow for this. You can make a workflow that breaks them up like that into a different column. For multiple check boxes when updating a list item in SPD, it offers it as a string or a comma separated values. Just an idea.

  • but i need them to redirect to the source list
    – THEDJA
    Sep 23, 2014 at 18:34
  • Is the purpose of the second list just to hold the selected items?
    – lazoDev
    Sep 23, 2014 at 18:52
  • Yes, and to show further informations on selected items, on clicking on them
    – THEDJA
    Sep 23, 2014 at 18:55

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