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Don’t install Office 2016 Preview if you need to use InfoPath

InfoPath is deprecated and removed when you install Office 2016 Preview. This is by design is a known issue, according to Microsoft. Since Microsoft just released InfoPath 2013 if you have Office 365 ProPlus, you would think that you can just reinstall InfoPath 2013. But you cannot. This is expected to be fixed. So – […]

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How to Find Out What InfoPath Fields Have Changed

Ever get this message when you open an InfoPath form to edit? One or more fields in the SharePoint list have changed. Do you want InfoPath to update the set of available fields? You may need to modify your form view to add or remove the updated fields. Most of the time, you can just […]

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Error: No exact match was found

​I had just finished some significant upgrades to an InfoPath SharePoint list form and moved it to production when users of the form started to have this validation error: “my:PersonOrGroupFieldName Error: No exact match was found” In my upgrade process, I had changed one of my existing Person or Group fields from allowing the selection […]

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The Perfect Storm (InfoPath, Versioning and Rich Text)

Update April 1, 2015 Microsoft apparently issued a hotfix for this issue in June of 2013. If this is your problem – then get the hotfix here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817395 I have a SharePoint list with a custom InfoPath list form, versioning turned on (3 major versions only), and 3 multi-line text fields that are defined as […]

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InfoPath Promoted Columns Will Not Display Data

Came across this again today at a client site. They had an InfoPath form published to a form library, but they were not promoting all of the data collected in the form out to the SharePoint library as columns. Since they wanted to do some reporting on the data in the forms, I promoted the […]

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How to get the %20 out (or really how to never have it in the first place)

​I’m on a mission. A mission to get the %20 out of SharePoint URLs. They’ve been around long enough, I think; years, now. So ugly. So problematic. Let’s just get rid of them, OK? You see them everywhere, including the URL for the default “Shared Documents” library that comes with a SharePoint team site. What […]

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