How to read repeating fields from Info Path request form

Posted on January 8, 2010. Filed under: Code Snippets | Tags: , , , |

This custom method can be used to read a single field or repeating fields of a Info Path request form from a sharepoint workflow.

//xpathNode – The actual Xpath node value in the datasource of your info path form
//mutiplenodes – a bool variable that defines whether you are parsing a single node or trying to parse subsequent child nodes under the parent “xpathNode”
//childNode – repeating childnode xpath value under the parent “xpathNode”  in the info path request form.
private string parseInfoPathRequestForm(string xpathNode, bool mutlipleNodes, string childNode)
            SPFile requestForm = workflowProperties.Item.File;
            byte[] requestFormData = requestForm.OpenBinary();
            XPathDocument inForm = null;
            string parseNode = xpathNode;
            string parseNodeValue = string.Empty;

                using (MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(requestFormData))
                    inForm = new XPathDocument(ms);
                XPathNavigator inFormNav = inForm.CreateNavigator();
                XmlNamespaceManager nsManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());

                foreach (KeyValuePair<string, string> ns in inFormNav.GetNamespacesInScope(XmlNamespaceScope.All))
                    if (ns.Key == String.Empty)
                        nsManager.AddNamespace(“def”, ns.Value);
                        nsManager.AddNamespace(ns.Key, ns.Value);

                if (!mutlipleNodes)
                    XPathNavigator nodeNav = inFormNav.SelectSingleNode(parseNode, nsManager);
                    if (nodeNav != null)
                        parseNodeValue = nodeNav.Value;
                else if (mutlipleNodes)
                    XPathNodeIterator reviewers = inFormNav.Select(parseNode, nsManager);
                    foreach (XPathNavigator person in reviewers)
                        parseNodeValue = parseNodeValue + “;” + person.SelectSingleNode(childNode, nsManager).Value;
            catch (Exception ex)
                //Write the Exception to the Portal Log.

            return (parseNodeValue);

Usage :
//Repeating section-
 _RequestReviewers = parseInfoPathRequestForm(“//my:ptFields//my:authorDetails//my:pickReviewers”, true, “my:reviewerSelector//my:contactSelector//my:Person//my:AccountId”); < Here pickReviewers is a repeating section with a contact selector (reviewerSelector) placed in that.>
//Single field –
_PublicationType = parseInfoPathRequestForm(“//my:ptFields//my:authorDetails//my:publicationType”, false, “”);

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Update a SharePoint Workflow Task

Posted on August 4, 2009. Filed under: Code Snippets | Tags: , , |

private void updateTaskItem(SPWorkflowTaskProperties tProperties)
            //Pull out the Task Items from the tasks list by passing
            //a query as variable to SPListItemCollection GetItems()
            Guid tListID = new Guid(workflowProperties.TaskListId.ToString());
            SPQuery tQuery = new SPQuery();
            //Query to pull the list item from the Tasks list. Items with Status ‘Completed’ will be left out.
            tQuery.Query = “<Where><Neq><FieldRef Name=’Status’/>” + “<Value Type=’CHOICE’>Completed</Value></Neq></Where>”;
                //Pull out the Tasks List using the ID provided in workflow properties
                SPList tasksList = workflowProperties.Web.Lists[tListID];
                //Querying the Tasks List returns a set of Tasks, store them.
                SPListItemCollection tCollection = tasksList.GetItems(tQuery);

                //Parse through each of the Task Item
                foreach (SPListItem tListItem in tCollection)
                    //Condition Execution, Verify for the Right Task and modify the Status
                    if (tListItem.Title == tProperties.Title)
                        if (tListItem[“Status”] == “Not Started”)
                            tListItem[“Status”] = “Completed”;



Call this method by providing the respective Taskproperties in your MOSS Workflow to modify the status or any other field.

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Set Specific Item Permissions

Posted on August 4, 2009. Filed under: Code Snippets | Tags: , , |

/ Set specific permissions <frm workflow view>
System.Collections.Specialized.HybridDictionary itemPermissions = new System.Collections.Specialized.HybridDictionary();
itemPermissions[workflowProperties.Originator] = SPRoleType.Contributor; (or give him appropriate permissions )
itemPermissions[taskApprover] = SPRoleType.Contributor;
createTask.SpecialPermissions = itemPermissions;

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