SharepointListQueryConnection.Execute method (XPathNavigator)

Office 2013 and later

NOTE: This API is now obsolete.

Overrides the default Execute method to allow specifying a different location to insert the data that is returned.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.InfoPath (in Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.dll)

<ObsoleteAttribute("The SharePointListQueryConnection class has been deprecated. Use SharePointListRWQueryConnection instead.")> _
Public MustOverride Sub Execute ( _
	output As XPathNavigator _
Dim instance As SharepointListQueryConnection
Dim output As XPathNavigator



Type: System.Xml.XPath.XPathNavigator

An XPathNavigator that specifies an XML node in the primary or a secondary data source of the form into which to insert the returned data. The XPathNavigator passed as the output parameter can also specify to insert the data into any XML file on the local computer, or into a System.Xml.XmlDocument held in memory.


The query operation failed or returned no data (the queried list is empty).


The parameter passed to this method is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The parameter passed to this method is not valid. For example, it is of the wrong type or format.

Setting the output parameter to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) has the same effect as using the default Execute method to return data using the declarative settings defined in the form template.

This member can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.

This type or member can be accessed from code running in forms opened in Microsoft InfoPath Filler or in a Web browser.

In the following example, the Execute(output) method of the SharepointListQueryConnection class is used to execute a query against the "Contacts" connection and store the output in an XmlDocument that is created in memory. It then displays the output stored in the XmlDocument in the QueryOutput field of the form.

Public Sub ExecuteOutput_Clicked(ByVal sender As Object , _
   ByVal e As ClickedEventArgs)
   ' Create the XmlDocument to accept the query results.
   Dim outputFile As XmlDocument = new XmlDocument()
      "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\" ?><outputRoot></outputRoot>")

   ' Create XmlNamespaceManager for XmlDocument object. When
   ' creating a more complex document, use AddNamespace method
   ' to add a mapping from namespace prefix to namespace URL for 
   ' each namespace to this object.
   Dim outputFileNamespaceManager As XmlNamespaceManager  = _
      new XmlNamespaceManager(outputFile.NameTable)

   ' Create an XPathNavigator positioned at the root of the
   ' XmlDocument output file created above.
   Dim outputFileNavigator As XPathNavigator = _
   Dim outputRootNavigator As XPathNavigator = 

   ' Query the SharePoint list defined for the 
   ' SharepointListQueryConnection and log the results
   '  in the XmlDocument created above.
    Dim myQueryConnection As SharepointListQueryConnection  = _
      DirectCast(DataConnections["Contacts"], _

   ' Insert the results of the query from the XmlDocument 
   ' in the QueryOutput field of the main data source of the form.
   Dim mainNavigator As XPathNavigator  = _
   Dim queryOutputNavigator As XPathNavigator  = 
      mainNavigator.SelectSingleNode("/my:myFields/my:QueryOutput", _
End Sub