I'm trying to create a list in Infopath 2010. I'd like one of the fields to be a drop down list that connects to an external content type list. It doesn't show any of the External Content Type Lists when I select a list to pick from. Is it possible to enable this?

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Please refer to the below link. It explains very concisely how to do that


Working with External Content Types and Infopath



http://lightningtools.com/blog/archive/2010/11/07/modifying-external-list-forms-with-infopath-2010.aspx (now dead)

  • I just found this article on my own! Thank you for linkingi t though. But I'm running into some trouble: i.imgur.com/FpMl6.png as you can see.. External Item Picker isn't available. Jun 1, 2012 at 14:37
  • I've now accomplished all that was done in the tutorial, but nothing will show up when i query the search box. I'm unsure of whether I have the correct "System Instance Name" or not. Jun 1, 2012 at 16:12

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