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Integration between MOSS 2007 and MS Popfly via compatible info path forms and RSS feeds
by Hesham Saad  on Dec 20 2007 12:00AM
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Introduction
Inserting a compatible Info Path form as a document into a sharepoint document library which enables RSS feeds then integrates with MS-Popfly.

Steps

A) Creating a sharepoint document library:
Open a sharepoint site and create a new document library called "PopFlyDocLib” as shown in these figures:    





B) Creating a compatible info path form:

We'll create a compatible info path form that connects to the sharepoint document library that we created before and check it's RSS feeds : Open Ms Info path 2007 > Design a form template ... > Blank (Enable browser -compatiable features only) , as shown in the figure:  



Then from Design Tasks pane , insert TableWithTitle page layout and insert inside it a rich text box control and a button , as shown in the figure:   



Then right click on the button > click on Button properties >then press on Rules button , as shown in the figure:  



Then click on Add button in order to add a rule then press on Add Action button then select Submit using a data connection from the Action drop down list then click Add button , as shown in the figure:



Then select submit data from the create a new connection to , as shown in the figure:    



Then select To a document library on a sharepoint site , as shown in the figure:

  

Then at the document library write the URL for the new created document library then press the next button as shown in the figure:  



Then enter a name for this data connection as "PopDoc” as shown in the figure:  



Then from the preview tab > select Form , or press ctrl+shift + B , directly , as shown in the figure:

  

Then ,fill the rich text box control with data then press the submit button then conenct to the sharepoint site , as shown in these figures:    





Then close the preview , as shown in the figure:



Then switch back to the created "PopFlyDocLib” document library , and press on the Refresh button , as shown in the figure:



Then you'll notice the compatiable info path form that we made was inserted as a new document in the document library as shown in the figure:
 


Then click on the Actions tab > View RSS Feed , in order to check that the RSS feed for this document library works well, as shown in the figure:

  

Then the RSS Feed for this document library will be shown like this figure:

  

C) Integration between sharepoint site document library RSS Feed and MS-Popfly:
First, open your browser and then write this link (http://www.popfly.ms) in the URL , as shown in the figure:

  

Then click on create a mash up as shown in the figure:



Then, start building the mash up by clicking or dragging a block on the left blocks box as shown in the figure:

  

Then from News & RSS blocks > add RSS block as shown in the figure:

  

Then also add News Reader, as shown in the figure:

  

Then click on the winch icon to adjust the properties for the RSS block and then enter the URL for the RSS Feed, as shown in the figure:

  

Then link (combine) between the two blocks, as shown in the figure:



Then click on the preview, and here's the result of the feed:

  

Also you can explore the RSS feed itself by clicking on the Read More > Link.

Then you can save the project from save as link, as shown in the figure:

  

Then from My Stuff (Menu) > Projects, as shown in the figure:

  

Then press on Share link at your project > MashOut > Embed it, as shown in the figure:

  

Then copy the HTML code as shown in the figure:  



Then now, you can paste this code in a content page web part in the sharepoint site to display it. 
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