Create InfoPath form in SharePoint 2010

In this article we will be seeing how to create InfoPath form for SharePoint 2010 list.

Description:

I have created a custom list named "Custom" which has the following columns


For this list I am going to create an InfoPath form which will be used as New/Edit form in the list. New form for the list looks like the following











Note: None of the columns is mandatory in Custom list

Create an InfoPath form:

  • Open Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010.

  • Go to File => New => Click on SharePoint List from Available Form Templates








  • Data Connection Wizard will popup, enter the site URL.











  • Click on Next.

  • Select Customize an existing SharePoint list and then select Custom which is a custom list.











  • Click on Finish.











  • You could see the InfoPath form with the following columns


Publish the InfoPath form to SharePoint:

  • Go to File => Info and then click on Quick Publish.


  • Publishing...






  • Form template is successfully published.








InfoPath form in SharePoint Edit or New form:

  1. Open the SharePoint Site.

  2. Go to Custom List and add a new item.

  3. New form will be an InfoPath form as shown in the following.












How to use the Default SharePoint form:

  • Go to List Settings.

  • In the General Settings, click on Form Settings.














  • You can select the Default SharePoint form or you can modify the existing InfoPath form.


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