Using Filters within InfoPath Data connection

I have been asked a number of times by various community members on how to fetch SharePoint list values within the Data connection based on certain condition, so I thought to write a post about it and spread the word.

InfoPath allows us to create data connections and fetch values from any SharePoint list. We can also select which column values we want to select. The data connection will then return all the items within the list, to control which value(s) we want to fetch, we can apply filters.

filters Click on the Dropdown properties and select/add a Data connection. In the Entries field, click the XPath selector button which will enable us to select which column value we want to bind to the dropdown control.


Select the parent node and click on Filter Data… to bring up the filter choices


Click on Add filter option and then you can select your InfoPath controls to create a condition for fetching the values from the list.


Click on Ok and run the form to verify. The list of values will be based on the conditions being set within the filter.
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