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  • Can anyone explain how to work with infopath forms with sharepoint designer workflows.

    Example: Creating a workflow in sharepoint designer to start a new task. When approver opens the task, the Task should open a infopath form with current list details, with additional field as ApprovedStatus.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:05 PM

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  • I looked into this, then got turned on to visual studio workflows.

    I've been creating a custom task list, then using that reference when I create the workflow.  When I want to customize the task form I use sharepoint designer to customize the form like I would any other...

    If you use sharepoint designer to create the workflow your task form seems inacessible...it's an aspx file that get's overwritten whenever you alter the workflow, or at least that's what I remember.  In short it really didn't seem customizable.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 1:38 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.
    So, it seems that we can't use infopath task forms in sharepoint designer 2007 Workflows, right?.
    Or do we have any other alternative rather than Visual Studio 2005/2008 Custom workflows?
    i already worked on using infopath 2007 forms with sequential workflows in visual studio 2008, which deployed as a feature to the farm.

    Regards,
    Suresh Kumar Udatha.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 12:35 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.
    So, it seems that we can't use infopath task forms in sharepoint designer 2007 Workflows, right?.
    Or do we have any other alternative rather than Visual Studio 2005/2008 Custom workflows?
    i already worked on using infopath 2007 forms with sequential workflows in visual studio 2008, which deployed as a feature to the farm.

    Regards,
    Suresh Kumar Udatha.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 12:36 PM
  • Sorry, just said I sort of punted...I understand you can, I just chose not to.  The first covers workflows in SPD and infopath forms.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath/HA102041411033.aspx

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/infopath/HA102041431033.aspx

     

    http://www.mosslover.com/archive/2009/06/05/sharepoint-designer-workflows-and-infopath.aspx

    http://office12.blogspot.com/2007/06/infopath-web-forms-vs-aspx.html

    http://www.bizsupportonline.net/blog/2009/06/create-infopath-forms-sharepoint-designer-workflow/

    For my purposes I wanted a form that I could add web parts to, which customized editform, dispform, etc. do well.  I'm trying to reduce the tool set being used to maintain and support the site...doing this enabled me to cut infopath out of the loop.  It also means I don't need office on the client...I prefer the idea of using a fully thin client with only a browser installed.  This allows me to work with mobile devices and other clients.

    Friday, April 16, 2010 3:44 PM