Infopath 2010: Repeating Table with Exterenal Data from SP list. How to create hyperlink? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to create a help desk system base on MS BPM IT Help desk powerpoint example.

    For every new IT Ticket, Infopath will display a list of relevant FAQ articles base on the category of the ticket. I got the display to work but cannot figure out how to create the hyperlink to the actual article in SharePoint.

    I have an external connection to pull the Articles from SharePoint List.

    I then apply a conditional format so it only shows article with the same category codes as is on the ticket.

    I change the control in the repeating table for this to hyperlink. So it is displaying the title of each related FAQ article as an hyperlink. When I click on the hyperlink it does to an URL like below:

    I have been trying to find a way so the hyperlink will have something like this when I click whilst still have the title as display. I cannot find how to do this though.

    Any suggestions?

    Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:24 AM

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your question.

    I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue.


    Friday, November 18, 2011 1:50 PM
  • Hi quacka,

    I am trying to reproduce the behavior you are describing in a test template, however, I don't believe I have enough information.  How is your list configured?  Do you have a simple hyperlink column?

    Are the hyperlinks in this list correctly formatted with 'http://' in front?

    Are you displaying the secondary data connection in your InfoPath template as a repeating table containing these hyperlinks?


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    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:00 AM