I have a Records List that has a custom InfoPath form that adds an item to the list. However, there are many fields in a record, and I have a requirement to allow users (instead of adding one record at a time) to select a 'template' from a drop down, see default records (1 or more) that would be created for that template, edit the records if needed, and then create all the records.
Originally I was hoping to have a "Default List" that is structured the same as the main Records list except it would have a column called 'template'. The InfoPath form would have a drop down that listed all the possible templates. When the user would select a template, it would pull the items from the Default List for that template and display them in editable controls (with a repeating section?) so that the user could make changes. Then, when clicking Submit, the new records would be added to the main Records list.
I know InfoPath can display multiple records, but I cannot seem to find a definitive answer as to if you can edit multiple records at the same time and then submit them all to a list. I have tried to add a repeating section, but when I do, I cannot find a way to add a drop down control that would list the templates (the drop down always ends up in a repeating section)
I guess my questions are, can you edit multiple items in InfoPath at the same time and then submit all changes? Does this have to be done in a Grid-like view only? And, if you use repeating sections, can you have controls outside of the repeater that can display options pulled from another List (a List of templates)?