Using FrontPage Search and Replace to Modify Infopath Data

(This articles has already been posted in Now I post it again in my own blog.)

In the Migrating InfoPath Document Library, I did not mention how to modify thousands of Infopath Data. Although this should be unproblematic, however some of our fellows are misled into creating custom migration application. The application runs in server box, read the XML modify and update the data (SharePoint document library). When designed in the correct manner, the application will be fine – should you spend some time for development.

Fortunately, we can use FrontPage instead and do search and replace in source file. This is error proof solution and employs no development time. This tip is obviously a step-by-step guid for misled.

Open Document Library in FrontPage 2003

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Open the Data as XML in FrontPage 2003

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Find the Desired Text to Modify

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Do Replace (CTRL+H) Action
Replace the desired text to match the new location

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List all Affected Files
To list all affected files in this operation, click “Find in Site”

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Make sure that you have scrolldown all the affected files. Unselect if necessary, and commit to “Replace All” or “Replace” – ing files.


Riwut Libinuko, experienced Architect. Currently working with Credit Agricole CIB, responsible for SharePoint platform in Asia Pasific. . Certification: SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2007, ITiL v3

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