InfoPath – Using CONCAT

The term concatenate means to put pieces together to make a whole. In the case of InfoPath, the CONCAT function allows you to put any combination of the following elements of your InfoPath form together into one element:

  1. Field
  2. Function
  3. Text


concat(fieldname, "text", function)
  • Fieldname – The name of a field from your form.
  • Text – Any text you enter must be enclosed in quotes.
  • Function – Any of InfoPath’s built-in functions.


Use the CONCAT function to give a form a name when submitting to a Sharepoint list.

concat(FullName, "-", today) would result in the form being named DebbieSilbert-11/10/06.xml.

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