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I am building a form where we have one field which changes every month. Users using the form can't edit this, but obviously those will full control can. I have set the default value in the list column, but it does not transition to the form. The form, for some reason, is publishing with the hard-coded value associated with the initial form, and I have to go into InfoPath to manually hard-code the new value in. Is there a way to get this form to automatically read from the SharePoint list, and pull in the amended default value?

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There are two ways.

  • You need to promote the form field from InfoPath to SharePoint (which will link them), or
  • use the list as a data source and add the logic to update that field.

If all you do is link a InfoPath item to the list data source field, that will be a read in operation, you need to create a rule somewhere that writes back to the field when it is updated in the form.

  • Is there somewhere where I could find the procedure on doing these processes? Everything I have found is for InfoPath 2010, and I'm on 2013, so I'm not seeing some of the same features. I have tried to get these fields linked, and tried to create a rule, but I am obviously missing something simple, and feel silly. – Ian Robinett Aug 16 '13 at 13:40
  • Is there somewhere where I could find the procedure on doing these processes? Everything I have found is for InfoPath 2010, and I'm on 2013, so I'm not seeing some of the same features. I have tried to get these fields linked, and tried to create a rule, but I am obviously missing something simple, and feel silly. – Ian Robinett Aug 16 '13 at 13:40

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