Wednesday, January 17, 2007

InfoPath Forms Services close button redirection

In my installation of MOSS 2007, editing a browser-enabled InfoPath form in a document library by choosing Edit in Browser from the context menu doesn't pass the 'Source' parameter (described in a post by Scott Jamison here) in the URL to the /_layouts/formserver.aspx page. The parameter is passed correctly when creating a new form in the document library. The result of this is two different behaviors when users are finished editing the form and click the close button. If it's a new form, there is a postback and the browser redirects to the document library. If it's an existing form that is being edited, the browser doesn't redirect, instead it shows the following dialog:

The form has been closed.

I came up with a work around - editing the custom action in the IPFS file:

%PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\IPFSSiteFeatures\FormServerEcbEntry\EcbEntry.xml

...and changing the appropriate UrlAction elements to include a source parameter, i.e.

<UrlAction Url="~site/_layouts/formserver.aspx?XmlLocation={ItemUrl}&amp;OpenIn=Browser&amp;Source=&lt;SCRIPT&gt;document.write(escapeProperly(window.location.href))&lt;/SCRIPT&gt;"/>

It's not the best solution however (because the file will get overwritten by any updates etc.) - but I haven't seen any other answers out there.


Anonymous said...

I tried this workaround and it doesn't work :(

Anonymous said...

Great Article! Thank You!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This worked well for me, thanks! Another option is to create a view that acts like a confirmation page and then add a switch view behavior to your submit options. Thanks again!

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Rev. Padmakar Isaac said...

It worked fine.
Just that we need to forcefully reactivate the feature.
and iisreset