Now test a form, for real. In this practice session, add a Submit button to a form. Then test the form by submitting new and modified records, and by running queries.
Important For these exercises, you'll use a form that was created wtih a connection to the Northwind.mdb database file. If you installed this database in Lesson 1, to the location specified, you're good to go. If you didn't, you need to install it. Use the link in the left navigation bar to go to the section "Prepare for the practice: Install Northwind Sample Database" in Lesson 1, and follow the instructions there. Then come back to this page.
About the practice session
When you click Practice in InfoPath, a practice form will download to your computer and open in InfoPath, and a separate window with practice instructions will appear alongside (see picture).
Note You need to have InfoPath 2003 installed on your computer.
- If the practice instructions aren't visible, or disappear when you click in InfoPath, click the InfoPath Help taskbar button and then click the Auto Tile button on the upper-left corner of the instructions.
- If the practice instructions cover up InfoPath, click the Auto Tile button on the upper-left corner of the instructions.
Before you begin
Make sure to close InfoPath if it is already running.
Start the practice
Click the Practice in InfoPath button now.