Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003
Summary: Learn how to create new groups in the form's schema, move existing groups to new locations in the schema, and replace one schema with a different one. (3 printed pages)
Download the odc_INF03_Labs.exe sample file.
Contoso Corporation is using a Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 form built by its information technology department. However, the form needs to be incorporated into another process. To integrate the form with the existing process, you must modify the form's schema.
In this lab, you learn how to do the following:
The data source determines the structure of fields and groups that define and store data for an InfoPath form. In some cases, the fields or groups in the data source may not be compatible with the structure of the back-end process. In this scenario, the customerContainer group needs to be placed in another group named customerInfo. In this exercise, learn how to add a group to the data source and then move that group to another group in the data source.
The Contoso sales report form opens in design mode.
Now that you have created the customerInfo group, you need to move it to the appropriate location in the data source.
To accommodate the back-end process, you discover that you need to make more changes to the schema then you expected. To save time, you can replace the form's entire schema with a schema that the developer who designed the back-end process has given you.
Fields and groups from the new schema now appear in the Data Source task pane (the schemas are similar, but now the salesRepresentative, period, email, and department nodes are grouped under the reportHeader group).
In this lab, you learned how to create new groups in the form's schema, move existing groups to new locations in the schema, and replace one schema with a different one.