I have a form that is currently in Infopath, which we are trying to change to a web application. This form has an upload control in it where people can save related documents to this form for users to edit and manipulate, which persist to other users.
Currently I am not seeing how to change this to a web application, but I have some ideas. I really just need help determining if my idea would #1 work, and #2 be the best way to handle this.
I was thinking of re-creating the form exactly as it is in Infopath. I thought about using the async uploader to upload the files to a UNC share, and then on the "edit" form template have a repeater that shows a hyperlink to the forms location. Therefore people could manipulate the form, re-save it from their client application (word, excel, etc...), and then other users would see the updates. However I am not sure if this is the best approach. We utilize SQL as our backend, and wouldn't care to upload the document to SQL, but I don't even know if that is possible.
What do you all think, would this way work with shared directories? Would you rather have the user save the "attachments" to the network share, and then have the uploader just record the path so that the repeater can display the links? <- Is that even possible? Any other ideas? I am completely open as my primary job is not programming, but due to the company dynamics I am writing applications to help re-work antiquated systems.