Here I have added a two-column layout. Once we will add this, we can see the layout in the form will appear like below:. We will design a simple Employee details form which has 3 text boxes and one option button with two options. The form will look like below:. By default if you will see the Fields section in the right site you will able to see by default InfoPath gave the name as field1, field2, field3 etc. To give a valid name right click on the Control in the form and then click on Textbox properties. Then give a good name in the Field name box like below:.
Then it will ask the form to Save before publishing the form to SharePoint server. Click on OK and Save the form.
So that people can open the form in the browser and submit the form. Then in choose Create a new content type and choose base content type as Form as shown in the fig below:. Then it will ask to give a Name for the content type and a Description of the content type as shown in the fig below:. Then we can add the columns which will be available as columns in SharePoint site.
Click the Next button to continue. Leave the default values on the second page of the Publishing Wizard. Leave the default value, Create a new form library selected on the third page of the Publishing Wizard. For the Description field enter "Demo library for requesting time off". On the next and fifth page of the Publishing Wizard , click the Add button next to the first list box under the heading The fields listed below will be available as columns in SharePoint sites and Outlook folders. In the Select a Field or Group dialog window leave the field Name selected with the default settings and click the OK button.
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Repeat the previous two steps to add the fields StartDate and ReturnDate. The final list of columns should look like the following image. Click the Publish button on the sixth page of the Publishing Wizard. Click the Close button on the final page of the Publishing Wizard.
Close InfoPath. Test the new TimeOff Forms library and your custom form.
Switch back to your browser window and select the Contoso Home Site link in the Top Navigation Bar to refresh the page and the Quick Launch menu so your new library TimeOff shows up on it. Click the TimeOff link in the Quick Launch menu. Click the New link in the TimeOff library to create a new item.
Note how your new custom form opens with the formatting and fields you created. Use the following image as a guide to filling in the form. Click the date icon to get a date picker to choose the dates from. Click the Save button to save the entries to the "TimeOff" form.
Click the Close button on the "Time Off" form to close it. Note the new item in the TimeOff library and the columns, Start Date , Return Date , and Name that were created when you published the form. The "Reason" field data on the form is stored inside the InfoPath item file. Webucator Delivers Instructor-led and Self-paced Training.
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Big Data Training. By using Structured Documents, creating forms can be done internally in Microsoft Word. In a similar sense to using Excel, this is an incredibly simple and straightforward method for creating forms, but sacrifices complexity and functionality with it. The need for forms in SharePoint sure remains, and it's safe to say that Microsoft's decision to pull the plug on InfoPath is an enlightened one. But when you've been using the same SharePoint form software since the beginning, it can seem daunting to analyze every alternative and to change old ways.
Well fear no more, we're here to help. At Sharegate, we recommend that you keep any existing InfoPath forms as is, and if ever you decide to migrate your content to another environment, we support InfoPath form migration.
Moving forward, if we had to pick one among the five suggested choices, we would definitely recommend Nintex forms. Nintex is well versed in SharePoint and Office integrations and has proven time and time again to be user-friendly and efficient. Save your spot. Nintex Forms Nintex Forms let users quickly create and publish forms for web and mobile with a drag-and-drop designer.
Cons Forms can be difficult to reuse across SharePoint solutions License implications that come with third-party tools. Pros Visual Studio has very few boundaries in terms of what you can create Can be used with different technologies An extensible tool. Cons You will most likely need in depth SharePoint developer knowledge and skills Can be difficult to maintain.