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Create InfoPath form in SharePoint 2010

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


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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