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  Question Asked By: Mindy Bishop   on Apr 08 In Sharepoint Category.

Question Answered By: Chantal Rosa   on Apr 08

I'm new to InfoPath, so here come the questions...

We are in the process of re-designing a legacy VB6 application. Our
goal is to replace all of the VB forms with web forms so our users
can access it from home, etc etc... We are planning on implementing
MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0. I was wondering if hosting a bunch of
InfoPath forms would be a good idea, or a bad mistake.

Here is what we are trying to accomplish...

1. User fills out form  A
2. The form is validated
3. The chunks of data are sent to mulitple web services on
submission of the form
4. The web services do whatever with the data and store it in
various tables in a database
5. The user goes to Form B
6. Form B is pre-populated with some of data from Form A (which is
pulled from the database via web services)
7. The user fills out and submits Form B and the process continues...

What I am depicting is basically using InfoPath 2007 in place  of
creating a .NET web application that has multiple forms/multiple web
pages.

Is this a sound idea, or am I trying to use InfoPath for things
ASP.NET 2.0 is better suited for? (I've read that a best practice
was to host the InfoPath form in the same domain as the data source
you're using. However, this won't be possible for each form we
deploy. Is that a problem?)

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