Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > Microsoft Office > Other Office > Infopath
Password Reminder
| FAQ | Members List | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
Infopath Programming and automation discussions only please. :)
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the Infopath section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developers’ questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 25th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default InfoPath 2007 - Retrieve data from one table, submit to another table (same database)

Hello, I've been struggling with getting a simple InfoPath 2007 form to work with a test MS Access 2007 database. I feel the best way to explain what I am doing is by giving you an example.

Background of scenario:

Lets say I am a distributor of gas cylinders. I have 100 different gas cylinders that I fill and send to customers. When they are done with the gas, they return the cylinders and I fill them back up. Each cylinder has specific data related to each: manufacturer, serial #, specific cylinder ID, and material of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, etc). I have this data in my MS Access database, in an individual table called "CYLINDER_DATA". Every time I refill a cylinder, I need to record the date and measure the pressure and temperature (among other things) of the gas in the cylinder. This data (along with the specific "CYLINDER_DATA" at this date of measurement) must be added as a new record in a different table called "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" in the same database.

What I would like to do:

So, I want to create an InfoPath form for operators to use whenever they need to perform measurements on a newly filled cylinder. So, I created an InfoPath form, that starts with a drop-down list box control that is populated with the 100 different cylinder IDs. A user would choose one of the "cylinder IDs" from the drop down list and then click "retrieve data". This would then populate the fields directly below: manufacturer, serial #, material of construction, etc from the "CYLINDER_DATA" table. Below this section would be a section to "fill in" measurements to the "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" table. It would have blank fields for "pressure", "temperature", "date", and other measurement fields. Once filled in, the operator would hit "submit" and a new record in the "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" table would be created. This new record would included the everything populated on the InfoPath form (the cylinder specific data AND the measurements on the given date).

What I've tried doing:

I have my database set up in the two tables outlined above. I created an InfoPath form with the "CYLINDER_DATA" as the Main Connection. I am easily able to retrieve cylinder specific data from the CYLINDER_DATA table into my form by use of the queryfields and datafields. However, I cannot seem to get the "submit" to go to the "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" table. The form seems to only want to submit to the "CYLINDER_DATA" table. I also tried making the "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" table the Main Connection, so I could submit to it. But then, it seems that I cannot create a database query to "retrieve" data from the "CYLINDER_DATA" table. Where to go from here: I am looking to get any insight from you to see how I can configure this appropriately to get what I need. I also do not want the user to be able to change the data in the "CYLINDER_DATA" table, so I would likely have those fields "read-only". Any information/support is appreciated.

Thank you.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using temp table to store and retrieve data moumona ASP.NET 3.5 Professionals 0 November 18th, 2010 02:22 PM
Retrieve different data from same table /field W052107 Visual Studio 2005 7 August 6th, 2007 10:40 AM
Retrieve data from word table Paul_Tic Access VBA 2 May 26th, 2006 11:31 AM
Make Table query : table in Another Database marnik Access 1 March 19th, 2005 12:39 PM
How to retrieve data from an array to a table? penta Access 4 September 22nd, 2004 03:05 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.