Option button in InfoPath 2010 in SharePoint 2010

This InfoPath 2010 SharePoint tutorial explains, how to use the options button in InfoPath 2010 in SharePoint 2010. Here are some points about the option button in InfoPath 2010:

  • Option button is a new feature added in InfoPath 2010 which allow a user to enter specific values.
  • Option button used to choose a single choice from multiple options.
  • When we choose the option button, its value is stored in that field.

How to create an option button in a blank InfoPath form?

1. Open InfoPath 2010 in design mode.

2. Go to Home tab -> controls -> choose option button like below:

Option button in infopath 2010 in SharePoint 2010
Option button in infopath 2010 in SharePoint 2010

3. When you click on option button, it asks for to enter no of option to enter.

4. Now your option button is created with multiple option as specified.

How to create option button in a customize list form?

1. If you are customizing a list in InfoPath then you are able to add option button from control task pane in InfoPath.

Option button in infopath 2010
Option button in infopath 2010

2. To create an option button here, you need to add a drop-down list and enter choices.

3. Then right-click on drop-down list -> change control -> option button

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Hope this InfoPath 2010 tutorial explains how to use option button in InfoPath 2010 in SharePoint 2010/2013.

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