Qdabra Forms: The Future of Forms, an InfoPath Alternative

Qdabra Forms

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

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Why Qdabra Forms?
  • 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 – Qdabra Forms 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 Qdabra Forms?
  • 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 Qdabra Forms 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 - Qdabra Forms protects your form if InfoPath suddenly breaks
  • Zero Impact - Qdabra Forms installs alongside InfoPath and you can continue using both; no impact to existing process
  • Save SharePoint Licensing Fees - Qdabra Forms provides external access to your forms on Office Online and even works with SharePoint Foundation
  • Full Kaizen - Qdabra continually improves Qdabra Forms 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 Qdabra Forms.

What’s New in Version 9.1


  • FormsDesigner 3.1.3
  • Usability improvements
    • Upload Template page auto-focuses Group Name box when you check the New Group box, so you can start typing without an extra click.
    • Upload Template page now provides additional template details - click the ⓘ icon to the right of the template name to toggle.
    • Can now open hyperlinks in read-only rich text boxes by clicking them.
  • MakeRequest command
    • Fix issue where command would execute requests with the wrong HTTP method under certain circumstances.
    • New /timeout parameter allows specifying a timeout duration.
  • View name tracking
    • qRules now stores the current and previous view name in the current and previous attributes of the View element in the QdabraRules data source.
  • Bug fixes
    • qRules was ignoring /resultxpath parameter when Success value for the command was false.
    • Manage Credentials page didn't allow adding more than one SharePoint List-type credential set for the same SharePoint site.
  • Reduce reliance on session state, to improve performance and reduce likelihood of issues from using Redis as a cache provider.
  • (On-Prem Only)
    • New and improved functionality for accessing local network files
      • Expanded options for configuring local network queries and specifying allowed paths.
      • Can open local network files by specifying their path in the document= parameter of the FormsViewer URL.
      • qRules changes for local file access - see qRules Command Builder for details.
        • GetNetworkFile command now allows loading XML files from a local network or local server drive into form data sources with /action=load
        • ListDirectory command now allows obtaining file and folders' last modified date and time by using /lastmodifiedlocalattributename parameter.
        • New command: SubmitToNetwork - Save the contents of a data source to a local network location.
    • Improved support for using OpenID Connect authentication providers.

See Version History....


"The Road to Replacing InfoPath 2013. One alternative exists in the guise of Qdabra Forms, a free, feature-rich replacement for InfoPath. Compatible with existing InfoPath forms, Qdabra Forms 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 Qdabra Forms and SQL. Qdabra Forms 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 Qdabra Forms. 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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Plans and Pricing

  • Free Trial
  • FREE for 3 months
  • Monthly opens: 200
  • qRules
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support: Forum
  • Contact
  • Basic
  • $1,245 per year
  • Monthly opens: 1,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 48 hours
  • Contact
  • Standard
  • $2,495 per year
  • Monthly opens: 4,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 24 hr
  • Contact
  • Enterprise popular
  • $4,995 per year
  • Monthly opens: 20,000
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 12 hr
  • Contact
  • VIP
  • $9,995 per year
  • Opens: unlimited
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • Online
  • O365 tenant
  • Support response: 4 hr
  • Contact
  • On-Prem
  • $9,995 per year
  • Opens: unlimited
  • qRules + Designer
  • PDF
  • On-Prem
  • up to 3 server URLs
  • Support response: 4 hr
  • Contact

Qdabra Forms 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 Edge
  • (Form designers only) InfoPath Designer
SharePoint Online SharePoint On-Premises (#1) No SharePoint
Qdabra Forms Online N/A Not Supported Not Supported
Qdabra Forms On-Premises
  • Server OS: Windows Server 2008 SP2 or newer
  • SQL Server: SQL Server 2012 or newer
  • .NET Framework: .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher
  • (#1): SharePoint 2013 or higher (any edition)

Most qRules commands are now supported by Qdabra Forms. 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 Qdabra Forms.