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Update Infopath connections

November 12, 2018

Follow below steps to update InfoPath form connections, especially when you deploy form from one environment to another environment:

  1. Export all prod forms to their source files
  2. Open up the manifest file for each in a text editor.
  3. Change all references to new URL from old URL.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Right click on the manifest and open in design mode.
  6. Validate that all data connections point to test.
  7. Also ‘modify’ each data connection that points to a sp list. Just click modify on each list connection and next thru the wizard. This ensures the form has the correct list guid.
  8. Save the file to a new location. It will save as the combined xsn, but now its updated for test.
  9. Now you can make any changed needed and deploy the updates xsn files to test

From → Infopath Forms

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