I recently purchased SharePlus pro based on it's ability to browse and edit InfoPath forms, however, I cannot find any instruction as to how this works.
I have a list that has an InfoPath customised new item form, however, when I use SharePlus to add a new item to the list, this form is not used.I also have a webpart page, with the Infopath Forms Webpart on it. When I try to open this page in SharePlus, I receive and error stating that no application is available for this type.
Could I please get some guidance on how InfoPath forms work with SharePlus?
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SharePlus support for InforPath forms is limited. It supports viewing and adding new forms, though the new form template is not used -- the fields will be shown using SharePlus' UI.
Offline view for InfoPath forms is not available since the app renders a web view of them.
Webparts are not supported in general, this isn't something strictly related to InfoPath forms.
I hope this answers your questions.
Javier da Rosa | Solutions Engineer | Customer Service
Thanks for your answer Javier.
As some feedback, I believe it would be worth updating the description on the App Store to remove any confusion about the infopath capabilities of SharePlus.
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/shareplus-sharepoint-mobile/id364895421?mt=8From the above page:..."Browse and edit documents, discussions, announcements, InfoPath forms, reports, wiki pages and custom lists. Capture images, video and audio directly from your device into SharePoint."
At least a mention of limited support for infopath forms would have prompted me to investigate further rather than assuming full functionality based on the above description.
I couldn't agree more. I will escalate this so this is reviewed.
Thank you very much for your feedback!
In SharePoint, there are at least two ways to use InfoPath forms:
· Forms Libraries: Creating a document library, saving XML form instances as documents.
· Item Lists: Using Infopath 2010, creating a form that saves data as SharePoint list items, not xml documents. When publishing, Infopath automatically adjusts the NewItem.aspx, ViewItem and and EditItem.aspx pages linked to the library to display the Infopath form instead of the standard aspx form. (View image)
I believe you are using the second approach. Unfortunately, it is not currently supported. We will try to investigate it and if possible, include the feature in our roadmap.
Meanwhile, if possible, you can try to re-publish your InfoPath form to a SharePoint Library instead of a list.
Product Manager - SharePlus
I'm running sharepoint foundations and after just paying for Shareplus Pro (because the App store description says I can view InfoPath forms) I discovered that I can't view Infopath forms because Foundations doesn't support INfopath Form Services. I think your app description should be made more clear that there are sharepoint requirements needed (specifically Enterprise version) to use infopath forms.