How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 3

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

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How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 1

How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 2

 

17.  On the parameter screen, simply click the “Next” button.

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18.  Ensure that the “Store a copy of the data in the form template” option is unchecked.

19.  Click the “Next” button.

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20.  On the next screen, you can specify the name you wish to give this data connection.  By default it will be called “GetUserProfileByName”, but you can change it if you’d like.

21.  Click the “Finish” button.

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22.  The new data connection is now shown in the “Data Connections” dialog window.

23.  Click the “Close” button.

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Now by simply using this data connection in your form, you have access to the vast array of data made available to you via SharePoint’s User Profile Service Application.

 

For the sake of improved load time and user experience, this article is divided into three parts.  If you wish to read or print the complete article, it can be found here:

 

How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Complete

 

 

 



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C




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Cornelius J. van Dyk

Born and raised in South Africa during the 70's I got my start in computers when a game on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum crashed, revealing it's BASIC source code. The ZX had a whopping 48K of memory which was considered to be a lot in the Commodore Vic20 era, but more importantly, it had BASIC built into the soft touch keyboard. Teaching myself to program, I coded my first commercial program at age 15.

After graduating high school at 17, I joined the South African Air Force, graduating the Academy and becoming a Pilot with the rank of First Lieutenant by age 20. After serving my country for six years, I made my way back into computer software.

Continuing my education, I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Computer Training Institute before joining First National Bank where my work won the Smithsonian Award for Technological Innovation in the field of Banking and Insurance. Soon I met Will Coleman from Amdahl SA, who introduced me to a little known programming language named Huron/ObjectStar. As fate would have it, this unknown language and Y2K brought me to the USA in 1998.

I got involved with SharePoint after playing around with the Beta for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Leaving my career at Rexnord to become a consultant in 2004, I was first awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for SharePoint in 2005, becoming only the 9th MVP for WSS at the time. I fulfilled a life long dream by pledging allegiance to the Flag as a US citizen in 2006. I met the love of my life and became a private consultant in 2008. I was honored to receive my ninth MVP award for SharePoint Server in 2013.

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