SharePoint Library Data Connections in Forms Without InfoPath

Adriana Neagu

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Ms. Neagu is a noted expert on data applications and XML technologies. Adriana was co-inventor of Microsoft Office InfoPath, and co-holds 4 InfoPath patents.

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Submit Forms to SharePoint Document Libraries

Formotus now offers an alternative to InfoPath for creating forms that submit to SharePoint libraries.

If you’re familiar with submitting InfoPath forms to SharePoint libraries as XML files and promoting form fields as library columns, then you’ll feel right at home with Formotus forms.

Formotus has always supported using InfoPath to create mobile forms with data connections to SharePoint lists and document libraries. Now we’re introducing similar online capabilities creating SharePoint forms without InfoPath.

Compare: InfoPath vs. Formotus Form Creation

InfoPath forms

  • Create forms with InfoPath Designer
  • Publish template (XSN) to form document library
  • Create a submit data connection
  • Select form fields to promote
  • Submit forms from filler or browser
  • Promoted field data shows in columns
  • Submitted forms are XML files
  • Re-open a form from the SharePoint menu

Formotus forms

  • Create forms online in Formotus portal
  • No XSN file required, no need to publish
  • Create a submit data connection
  • Select form fields to promote
  • Submit forms data from mobile apps
  • Promoted field data shows in columns
  • Submitted forms are XML files
  • Re-open a form from a link in a column

See how form creation works in this 2-minute video

How Formotus provides a seamless, gradual migration path from InfoPath

 

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