How do fields get mapped from InfoPath to a Lists tool?

When an InfoPath forms template solution is imported into a SharePoint Workspace Lists tool, field types are mapped to types supported in the Lists tool. Several field types are available for referencing in a list view.

The following table lists how InfoPath field types are mapped when imported into a Lists tool, and which field types are available for referencing as list view columns.

InfoPath field type

Lists tool field type

Available in list view

Text

Text

Yes

Combo Box

Text

Yes

Date Picker

DateTime

Yes

Date and Time Picker

DateTime

Yes

Rich Text

RichText

Yes

Check Box

Boolean

Yes

Drop-Down List Box

Text

Yes

Option Button

Text

Yes

List Box

Text

Yes

Multiple Selection

XML

No

Bulleted List

XML

No

Numbered List

XML

No

Plain List

XML

No

File Attachment

Base64Encoded

No*

Picture

Base64Encoded

No

Ink Picture

Base64Encoded

No

Hyperlink

XML

No

*Although File Attachment fields are not available to list in views, you can add a column to display a file attachment icon for items that contain a file attachment. For details, see Setting list view properties.

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