(Invalid form template) error message when you run the InfoPath Designer 2010 design checker on a form

Original KB number:   982250


Consider the following scenario in Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010:

  • You create a new form.
  • You add a data connection to a data source.
  • You add a combo box control or a drop-down list box control.
  • The control is bound to the data connection.
  • You add a new view to the form.
  • You remove the data connection.
  • You run the form through the InfoPath Designer 2010 design checker against a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 site.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

Invalid form template.


To work around this issue, do one of the following:

  • In the combo box control or in the drop-down list box control, remove the binding to the data connection.
  • Remove the combo box control or the drop-down List box control from the form.