2013-05-29

Dashboards display just-in-time data – at a glance you can see how fast your process is moving and whether resource shifting is required. SharePoint makes dashboards easy and you can create them in many different ways. But, there’s a gap in the out-of-box story for displaying InfoPath data: you can only promote fields that are not repeating, but reporting is mostly about repeating data – i.e. the data in your forms isn’t flat. How are you going to display repeating data from your InfoPath forms on your dashboards?

This post summarizes the various solutions and provides links to learn more.

Out-of-box Solutions

SharePoint comes with several options for power users:

More Flexible

To reduce cost, complexity and enable flex when your form’s data changes, you’ll want to look beyond hardcoded solutions that are not dynamic:

More Scalable

For the most scalable solution – when you have tens of thousands of rows, you need to go beyond the storage limitations of SharePoint and push your data to SQL. You can still display the data on your Dashboard, but it resides in SQL.

Learn More

Qdabra offers short video tutorials and in depth how-to hands-on-labs. Check out the following links:

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