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Is it possible to add an attachment to a form library?

I tried publishing a form that has an attachment control but getting "The selected field cannot be promoted because its data type is not supported: base64binary"

Please suggest.

  • Are you getting a specific error? – RJ Cuthbertson Jul 30 '12 at 19:43
  • Yes. The selected field cannot be promoted because its data type is not supported: base64binary – Robin Li Jul 30 '12 at 19:55
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No, it is not possible - you will have to store (add/remove) the attachements in a different document library. You'll have to do the adding/removing yourself - either with custom code (in your InfoPath Form or better in a custom WebService) or OOTB WebServices.

Here is a good article about the Top 10 Questions about InfoPath File Attachements. See Point Nr. 5 for uploading to different document libraries.

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See:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/da/sharepoint2010customization/thread/c74939ee-44d4-41ac-ac89-5a4b053fe110

http://www.infopathdev.com/forums/p/10912/38828.aspx

It appears Base64Binary is not allowed as a promoted property. You need to write custom code to upload the file to the Document Library instead of as an attachment control.

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