Recently I’ve been asked to create a simple “online store” order from to help our office managers’ better track what people are ordering and keep costs down.

They wanted to gather each employee’s desired office supply needs and make one large order to capitalize on volume pricing, while avoiding over-purchasing supplies.

The quickie solution I came up with was to provide users an order from using SharePoint. I designed the UI in InfoPath, and enabled it to be a web form, allowing users to submit their orders to a SharePoint list. Office managers can then place group orders for all the employees as well as know what each employee ordered.

This article isn’t really about how I did this, but to point out a great resource I stumbled upon as I architected my solution: 2 Ways to use a repeating table with a SharePoint list in InfoPath 2010

Hope this helps you in your SharePoint projects!

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