Update Infopath connection file automatically when deploying to new environment

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Last week I managed to deploy the same form to a totally different server without having to recreate the data connection and this week I found out how I did it (yes sometimes you get thing the other way !)

SOLUTION :

Re-publish the form to the new server but before clicking the last step of the Wizard make sure you tick the box “Adjust data connections to the new location”.

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Don’t miss this chance !  If you miss this tick box it will not offer it to you a second time as InfoPath think you always wanted to publish the form to server http://server1 and use data connection to http://server2 .

Voila !

So we can like Data Connection file saved on SharePoint data connection libraries again !

Francois

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