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

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

As we know, InfoPath forms have the ability to consume data from SharePoint’s User Profile Service Application through the SharePoint Web Services or to be more exact, through the UserProfileService.asmx web service specifically.  The question is how to do that?  It can be achieved by following a few simple steps as outlined below.

1.  From InfoPath, click the “Data” tab in the top menu.

2.  From the Data tab ribbon that opened, click “Data Connections”.

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3.  The “Data Connections” dialog window opens.

4.  There should be one data connection named “Main Data Connection” displayed already.

5.  Click the “Add” button to add a new connection.

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6.  The “Data Connection Wizard” appears.

7.  Select the “Create a new connection to:” radio button.

8.  Select the “Receive data” radio button.  NOTE:  These are usually set by default, but if they’re not selected on your form, select them.

9.  Click the “Next” button. 

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10.  Select the “SOAP Web service” radio button.  This should be the default value, but if it isn’t, select it.

11.  Click the “Next” button.

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12.  Now enter the location of the target service to be consumed in the edit box.  In our case, we are trying to consume the “UserProfileService.asmx” service which resides in the /_vti_bin/ virtual location off your current SharePoint site.  Simply copy the site URL of your site and append “/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx” to it.  For example, if your site URL is http://www.crayveon.com/sites/SuperTeam/default.aspx, drop the page reference and append the above text to give you a value of http://www.crayveon.com/sites/SuperTeam/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx which you enter into the edit box.

13.  Click the “Next” button.

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14.  InfoPath will connect to the web service and display the list of valid operations.

15.  Scroll down the list and locate the “GetUserProfileByName” operation and select it.

16.  Click the “Next” button.

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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.

 



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C




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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

Continued from…

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

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

Continued from…

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

 

10.  Select the “SOAP Web service” radio button.  This should be the default value, but if it isn’t, select it.

11.  Click the “Next” button.

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12.  Now enter the location of the target service to be consumed in the edit box.  In our case, we are trying to consume the “UserProfileService.asmx” service which resides in the /_vti_bin/ virtual location off your current SharePoint site.  Simply copy the site URL of your site and append “/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx” to it.  For example, if your site URL is http://www.crayveon.com/sites/SuperTeam/default.aspx, drop the page reference and append the above text to give you a value of http://www.crayveon.com/sites/SuperTeam/_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx which you enter into the edit box.

13.  Click the “Next” button.

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14.  InfoPath will connect to the web service and display the list of valid operations.

15.  Scroll down the list and locate the “GetUserProfileByName” operation and select it.

16.  Click the “Next” button.

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Click HERE to continue to Part 3

 

 



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C




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

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

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

 

As we know, InfoPath forms have the ability to consume data from SharePoint’s User Profile Service Application through the SharePoint Web Services or to be more exact, through the UserProfileService.asmx web service specifically.  The question is how to do that?  It can be achieved by following a few simple steps as outlined below.

1.  From InfoPath, click the “Data” tab in the top menu.

2.  From the Data tab ribbon that opened, click “Data Connections”.

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3.  The “Data Connections” dialog window opens.

4.  There should be one data connection named “Main Data Connection” displayed already.

5.  Click the “Add” button to add a new connection.

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6.  The “Data Connection Wizard” appears.

7.  Select the “Create a new connection to:” radio button.

8.  Select the “Receive data” radio button.  NOTE:  These are usually set by default, but if they’re not selected on your form, select them.

9.  Click the “Next” button. 

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Please click HERE to continue to Part 2

 



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C




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How do I – Activate my MSDN copy of Visio 2013 Professional?

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog, How Do I...

Situation:  You have a MSDN subscription and you have downloaded Office 2013 or one of the Office products, like Visio 2013 Professional, from Microsoft and have installed said product.  You have a license key provided by MSDN, but the installer never prompts you for the license key.  This is a departure from traditional installer behavior where you would enter the license key before the install can even be done.  Once you’ve completed the install, you open your product and are confronted by this little gem of a warning just below the Ribbon:

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Since you have a license key, you click the “Activate” button.  You are presented with this screen which is there for a while, so be patient:             

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Eventually, you’re presented with a Sign In screen like this:

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Having gotten your license key from MSDN, you promptly enter your MSDN UserID and password and click the “Sign in” button.  Unfortunately, you’re presented with an error thus:

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After trying the login a couple more times (just in case you fat fingered the password), you click the “Can’t access your account?” button.  Your browser opens and you’re taken to this page:

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Again, you enter your MSDN UserID as well as the CAPCHA code and click the “Next” button.  This time you’re presented with an error screen stating that your ID doesn’t exist thus:

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So now what?

This is the problem with the new installer.  In order to use our MSDN license key, we’re going to have to follow these steps:

  1. Click “Start”.
  2. On the popup menu, click “Control Panel”.
  3. In the Control Panel, double click the “Programs and Features” icon.
  4. Scroll down through the list of installed products and locate the product in question.  In this example it was “Microsoft Visio Professional 2013”.
  5. Select the target product.
  6. In the toolbar above the list, click the “Change” button.screenshot.498
  7. When the configuration window appears, select the “Enter a Product Key” radio button and click “Continue”.screenshot.499
  8. No enter your product key and click “Continue”.screenshot.500
  9. Unfortunately, you have to go through the configuration piece again.  For a simple license key addition, I don’t see the need in this, but that how it works for now.  You could just click “Continue” but in my case, I wanted to make sure nothing was getting reset so I clicked “Customize”.screenshot.501
  10. Ensure your configuration settings are as desired and click the “Continue” button.screenshot.502
  11. It sets in the Configuration Progress screen for quite a while.  Just be patient.screenshot.503
  12. Once the configuration completes, click the “Close” button.screenshot.504
  13. Finally re-launch the application and the red warning should now be gone.screenshot.505

 

This took me a while to figure out, so hopefully this saves someone some time.



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C




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