Calling all InfoPath 2007 Experts – Looking for a little help

This is probably going to need input from the InfoPath 2007 Team but I figured I’d put it out there anyway.

We are trying to use the email data connection functionality to email an InfoPath form to a user external to our network to fill out and return to us.

The InfoPath form template is published to a SharePoint Form Library. Even though we have checked the option, “Attach the form template to ensure that users can open the form”, the form still tries to connect to the SharePoint Form Library Template. This is a big problem for the solution we need to develop.

Is this a bug? If not, when does the “Attach the form template to ensure that users can open the form” option work? If the form always looks for it in the published location, what good does attaching the form template to the email message do?

In case anyone offers the solution of “Restricted Mode”
The only way we’ve been able to get a semi-working model of this is using restricted mode which unfortuantely introduces other issues which make this “not” an option.






If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Drop me an email or leave a comment here.


3 comments on “Calling all InfoPath 2007 Experts – Looking for a little help

  1. This is actually more of a question than a comment. I have had your problem (with forms) . But then i switched to another solution in mind: i am now trying to attach the form and send it from the workflow.. have you been able to do that? (the thing is, sharepoint designer 2007 blogs are still very scarce!!!!).. so any help is appreciated. Thanks man.

  2. Dan Keeling says:

    If the form uses any references that are at the published URL, it will try and connect, otherwise, the forms most likely will just check to see if there is an update that the user should download. There should be an option in the client that will avoid checking for an update for forms. If you are using a sharepoint list or something along those lines, you can use the option on setting up the data connection to cache data content. Hope this helps some.

  3. binu says:

    Did you ever get an answer on this? I’m having the same problem.

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