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  Asked By: Reed    Date: Aug 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1244

I am new to sharepoint and infopath. I created a simple custom list in
sharepoint and then I created a simple form in infopath. The form in
infopath matched the columns in my custom list. When I try to submit
the form it looks like it is saving to the list, but then I get this

Server error: Access denied.

What am i doing wrong? Any help would be apprecaited.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Arlene Hodge     Answered On: Aug 21

Have you allowed the user(s) in question to add/update items in the
list? Technically you probably want to create a Forms Library rather than a
list, since there is a file associated with each item and form  libraries are
set up to accommodate InfoPath by default.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jolene Sandoval     Answered On: Aug 21

I am curious, too, about this infopath  issue.

I may be wrong, but so far I have not been able to get the infopath
form to create a list, or vis versa.

That would mean that when you create a form  in Infopath, it does not
create a list  where you see each field like you do if you create a
list from other means like a custom  list, or uploading a spreadsheet
with its fields.

Is this correct?

Answer #3    Answered By: Brandan Roach     Answered On: Aug 21

Do you actually mean you're trying to get the form  to create a list, or
that when you submit the form you're expecting it to create a new list  item
that populates its fields according to the published fields in the form?
The latter is the generally accepted method; the former is something I've
never heard done before, and I'm even not sure you'd want to do it if you
could. Why would you want to create a new list every time a form is

Answer #4    Answered By: Kai Carney     Answered On: Aug 21

With most list  type items, I like to create different views of that
list depending on the request I get. I use the Custom List feature
alot. So, I like the fact that such a list, having a form  built-in,
so to speak, is great for gleening data from.

I'd like to use InfoPath to create a form that generates a list just
like you get in generating any list, in my case a Custom List. That
way I can get at the individual fields within the form and do lots of
different views. I'm in electronic engineering and this capability
will help  us with very unique type forms that get created  with fields
we must analyse.

Answer #5    Answered By: Gaurav Nemane     Answered On: Aug 21

You need to publish the InfoPath form  to SharePoint and when you do the
resulting form library will contains the columns  from the InfoPath form. If you
want the information from the form to show in another list  then you will have to
use an Event Handler. We have a process that uses an InfoPath foirm for a
service Request and an Event Handler that generates a list item on our custom
Work Order list that is based on an Issues List.

Answer #6    Answered By: Marjorie Humphrey     Answered On: Aug 21

you're probably going to be better off creating your content types at a
site level, complete with all fields that you want your SharePoint form  to

As for inserting form data into another list, couldn't you just whip out a
custom workflow for that? Fifteen minutes in SharePoint Designer would
probably do what you want.

Answer #7    Answered By: Chelsey Watts     Answered On: Aug 21

I was able to create a infopath  2007 form  that did create a form
library for me on my sharepoint  site. I was able to open the form in a
browser and and a item to the form library. The problem I am having now
is that everytime I say create a new document. The form opens in a
browser and i can add data to the form, but when i submit it does not
add a new entry it just overwrites what is the first item in the list.

Answer #8    Answered By: Nagesh Maulik     Answered On: Aug 21

Sounds like you need to change the title in the form  designer. You'll have
to append one or more unique fields (there's always date/time if you don't
have any other unique identifiers) to your static string in order to create
a new title each time.

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