FormsViewer: The Future of Forms, an InfoPath Alternative


Microsoft shipped the last version of InfoPath in SharePoint 2016 and Office Online has discontinued the feature. Qdabra’s FormsViewer is the only app that preserves and extends your existing InfoPath investment.

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Why FormsViewer?
  • Migrate your forms in place, i.e. “as is” – no change to templates or data (you can keep InfoPath as an edit option)
  • Enter data more quickly, forms run faster in the browser because we’ve removed the “sending data to server” for form logic
  • Speed up your design process, no more “Publish” required; just drag and drop your templates to SharePoint for rapid testing and deployment
  • Add missing functionality – we’ve included the most popular qRules extensions without requiring the sandbox code service (nor qRules)
  • Reduces SharePoint license fees – works with SharePoint Foundation and supports external user access for O365 sites
  • Protect your process from sudden InfoPath changes – FormsViewer installs side-by-side alongside InfoPath so you can use both options until InfoPath breaks
  • Responsive Mobile Design - make existing forms look great on mobile devices
  • Available now - take control of your form's future; Qdabra has your back
What is FormsViewer?
  • Provider-hosted SharePoint app – follows best practice design for SharePoint
  • Public Azure service - Qdabra Form Services (QFS) is hosted on Microsoft Azure
  • Scalable - QFS is a multi-region, load-balanced and highly available service
  • Secure - QFS does not store form data; only template files (XSNs) for performance caching are stored on the server
  • Maintained - Qdabra updates QFS once per quarter to bring you the latest improvements and features
  • No client-side install required - add the FormsViewer app to your site and enable your existing form libraries and Web parts
  • On-Premise versions available - contact us
Future-proof your Forms - End the InfoPath Uncertainty
  • Insurance - FormsViewer protects your form if InfoPath suddenly breaks
  • Zero Impact - FormsViewer installs alongside InfoPath and you can continue using both; no impact to existing process
  • Save SharePoint Licensing Fees - FormsViewer provides external access to your forms on Office Online and even works with SharePoint Foundation
  • Full Kaizen - Qdabra continually improves FormsViewer with quarterly releases
Get Started

The majority of forms migrate with no modification. Upload your forms today to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly. That's right, our diagnostics tool gives you a full analysis of your form. It also provides a quick summary of whether it will migrate as-is or require minor modifications. Qdabra guarantees all forms will migrate to FormsViewer.

What’s New in Version 6.2


  • Form loading performance improvements
  • Optional Sections are now supported
  • Now possible to query termsets in server-side query mode
  • Logging improvements - log more information to help troubleshoot issues
  • Accessibility improvements
    • File attachment controls and people pickers work better with screen readers.
  • New qRules command: WriteLog
    • Write to the browser console to troubleshoot form bugs and and performance.
  • Now possible to use FormsViewer in SharePoint environments without an App Domain (on-prem only)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Now showing red validation borders on checkboxes and radios with validation errors
    • Issues with adding/removing rows in repeating tables and sections
    • UDCX connections failed to initialize when using server-side queries
    • Allow using UDCX database connections (on-prem only)
    • Improve and fix issues with error handling for server-side queries ("Invalid JSON" error)
    • Forms could become unresponsive after performing many SharePoint submits in a row

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"The Road to Replacing InfoPath 2013. One alternative exists in the guise of FormsViewer, a free, feature-rich replacement for InfoPath. Compatible with existing InfoPath forms, FormsViewer was earlier this week upgraded to version 1.23 ”

Myriad Technologies
blog, November 2016

“Outgrowing SharePoint lists early on in our CRM project forced us to look at alternative solutions. Patrick and his team listened to our needs and developed a solution with FormsViewer and SQL. FormsViewer added features that we lost in the O365 out-of-box environment and will address our continuing growth. We found our partner for the future!”

Mark McLean, CPA,
Modern Remodeling, Inc.

“We are really happy with FormsViewer. The speed improvement has made things much better for our clients.”

Shane L. Harvey, CRPC®,
Director of Outsourcing Services,
Key Management Group


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  • Free Trial
  • FREE for 3 months
  • Monthly opens: 200
  • qRules
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support: Forum
  • Annual Support: none
  • Contact
  • Basic
  • $1,245 per year
  • Monthly opens: 1,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 48 hours
  • Annual Support: 1 hours
  • Contact
  • Standard
  • $2,495 per year
  • Monthly opens: 4,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 24 hours
  • Annual Support: 2 hours
  • Contact
  • Enterprise popular
  • $4,995 per year
  • Monthly opens: 20,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 12 hours
  • Annual Support: 4 hours
  • Contact
  • VIP
  • $9,995 per year
  • Monthly opens: unlimited
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 4 hours
  • Annual Support: 8 hours
  • Contact
  • On-Prem
  • $9,995 per year
  • Monthly opens: unlimited
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • On-Prem
  • up to 3 server URLs
  • Support response: 4 hours
  • Annual Support: 8 hours
  • Contact

FormsViewer annual licenses include limited support hours for installation, configuration and upgrades (on prem). Qdabra Software offers free training classes two or three times a year. For extra assistance with forms and for help with support issues, Qdabra recommends a support plan.

Support Plans
Plan Level Price Hours **
Basic $2,500 13-47
Standard $5,000 26-94
Enterprise $10,000 52-188
VIP $20,000 104-376

** Hours vary based on rate of support engineer

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System Requirements

Client software requirements:
  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 9+
  • (Form designers only) InfoPath Designer
SharePoint Online SharePoint On-Premises (#1) No SharePoint
FormsViewer Online N/A Not Supported Not Supported
FormsViewer On-Premises
  • Server OS: Windows Server 2008 SP2 or newer
  • SQL Server: SQL Server 2012 or newer
  • .NET Framework: .NET Framework 4.6 or higher
  • (#1): SharePoint 2013 or higher (any edition)

Most qRules commands are now supported by FormsViewer. Please submit your forms for compatibility evaluation.

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We recommend purchasing four hours of support for initial deployments.

Service support plans can also be purchased to assist you with form modifications needed to meet compatibility with FormsViewer.