Sujeewa Ediriweera

February 12, 2012

Accessing InfoPath form data programmatically

Filed under: SharePoint — sujeewa.ediriweera @ 4:57 am
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In my case I have InfoPath form to capture   First Name, Last Name, and Email of customers. I need to access these values programmatically.


Fields declared in custom InfoPath form are stored as ‘my:{fieldname}’ format .

Field name   Display name XML representation
txtFirstName First Name my:txtFirstName
txtLastName Last Name my:txtLastName
txtEmailAddress Email Address my:txtEmailAddress


There are many ways to access InfoPath form.  In this solution we are using following steps to retrieve InfoPath form data.

  • Identify field names and their XML representation
  • Read InfoPath form  item from InfoPath document Library
  • Load  attached InfoPath form’s XML representation  to XmlTextReader
  • Read each node using XmlTextReader and extract user input  based on our requirement


Source Code : ReadFromInfoPathForm

Out put:


1 Comment »

  1. Alternatively you can use XPath to extract data .For the complex InfoPath forms I recommend to use XPath.

    Comment by sujeewa.ediriweera — February 16, 2012 @ 1:06 am | Reply

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