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  Asked By: Vasudev    Date: Oct 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 658

i am quite new to sharepoint and its applications. i am working
with on sharepoint, infopath and .NET. i have a doubt inthis regard.
i could upload and retrive data using a infopath form and some
database. the question is:

-can we connect to database in any other way? i mean without
the help of infopath.

-is there any provision in sharepoint that retrives abd uploads
data directly?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Xavier Davis     Answered On: Oct 02

I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, but there is a "Form Library" option
in SharePoint which allows you to create and store InfoPath forms using
SharePoint. There are a variety of other methods to connect  to database  content
using SharePoint - one example is using "Data View" web parts - these can be
easily created using FrontPage.

Answer #2    Answered By: Anthony Robinson     Answered On: Oct 02

i think i was not clear with my question. i
was asking for options other the options u gave me. kindly give me a

Answer #3    Answered By: Antonio Kelly     Answered On: Oct 02

Options to do what exactly? I'm having trouble figuring out what you want to

Answer #4    Answered By: Buddy Moon     Answered On: Oct 02

the options i mean are those two things... 1) using data  view
webpart. 2)using infopath.
i wanted to know whether i have got any other option to update a
database. using data view webpart we can just view the table. i need
to update the table. if i am using infopath, the table opens the
form in infopath. my requirement is that, i should open the form  in
portal site and make changes to it.

Answer #5    Answered By: Vishala Verma     Answered On: Oct 02

Your only option to do what you are asking is to write (or purchase if one is
available from a 3rd party) a custom web part or web application. There is no
OOTB functionality that does this.

Answer #6    Answered By: Rosalyn Craft     Answered On: Oct 02

i wanted to know the other options to
connect to database  in sharepoint.

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