How to add fields from InfoPath to Sharepoint


  • I have a web-enabled form in the form library on the Sharepoint site. I want to show some fields in my form as columns on the form library page.


    Please advise....I really appreciate all



    Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:18 PM

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  • If you used Infopath 2007 to publish it (and this is probalby true of 2003 as well), the publish wizard gives you an opportunity to select fields for this purpose.  I think it may be called "promote" but in any event, if you pay careful attention, you'll see it.


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    Friday, February 01, 2008 1:02 AM
  • You can also use the menu Tools - Form options - Property promotion


    Friday, February 01, 2008 5:56 PM
  • But when I have an administrator deployed webbased form template and when I want to add some more columns, I have to upload a new version of the template. Is that right? It's not possible to update an exisiting template if I want to add more columns, right?




    Tuesday, February 05, 2008 11:07 AM
  • If its the same form (same urn), SharePoint will upgrape the actual version of the form for your new form with the new fields. You can use the sharepoint administration UI or the command line (stsadm -o upgradefortemplate), that will update the template.


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    Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:28 PM
  • but when I only do an upgrade of an existing form template the new cloumn does not appear. I think I can only add new columns when I upload a new version of the template.

    Monday, February 11, 2008 12:56 PM
  • Weird. On my side, when I publish a new version of my form with a new promoted field, it upgrades itself where its activated. Have you tried to deactivate/upgrade/reactivate ?


    Monday, February 11, 2008 8:23 PM

    what about doing an IISRESET just after upgrading the template
    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:26 AM
  • deactivate/upgrade/reactivate is not possible because the template is used. An IISRESET didn't solved the problem.

    is there an other way?



    Monday, February 18, 2008 9:03 AM
  • I have the same problem. When I upgrade a form and promote new fields to Sharepoint I can't see them. Upgrade goes without errors and all functionalities I added are there.

    I tried to delete and recreate the Form Library but it's all the same. It has only columns from the first version of the list.
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:05 PM