InfoPath Multiple-Selection List Box with Choices from External Data Source


  • Howdy,

    I have a browser-based form with a Multiple-Selection List box that is bound to get choices from an external data source (a SharePoint List). The check-boxes render just fine in the browser except none of them can be selected. The control isn't in a read-only state. The ability to select works fine when using the client.

    Anyone know if this is a known-limitation?


    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:56 PM


All replies

  • Hi ,

    I understand that you create a web browser form with a multiple selection list box which doesn’t work properly when open in browser .This is not a known limitation .How many entries are there in your multiple selection list box ?What is your browser edition ?

    You should first try with IE 8 standard mode .Or you can open the form use FireFox to see whether it is a browser issue or the form issue .If this a form issue ,you can try with another blank form template .Add the multiple selection list box alone and have a test in browser whether it works fine .Please let me know your test results .


    Entan Ming

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, June 15, 2012 9:18 AM
  • Hi Entan,

    After further testing, I noticed that the field was enabled for newly created forms but not some previously created forms that were saved to the Form Library. Any idea as to why this is the case?

    Friday, June 15, 2012 10:00 PM
  • Hi Henry,

    From my experience, this might be because of a schema change or the form template doesn't get upgraded to the new version. Please ensure "Automatically upgrade" is selected in Options -> Versioning.

    -- Shan

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:56 AM