Sharepoint library columns greyed out / workflow unable to set field in current item after publishing form from infopath

The problem: all of a sudden you cant edit all or some of your fields using sharepoint designer / columns have become greyed out in the settings.
eg:

greyed out colums in sharepoint
(click for big)

note some of the columns are greyed out, cant be modifed here or used in the workflow (you can read the fields but not set them)

The solution: re publish your form and go into every greyed out item, click modify, then click “allow users to edit data in this field by using datasheet or properties page” then republish

how to fix the columns being uneditable(click for big)

2 thoughts on “Sharepoint library columns greyed out / workflow unable to set field in current item after publishing form from infopath

  1. Blakis September 18, 2012 at 4:32 am

    What happens though when the “Allow users” select box is greyed out and cannot be selected?

  2. pyrocam September 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Blakis :

    What happens though when the “Allow users” select box is greyed out and cannot be selected?

    At a guess, that is because some fields cannot be edited. for example people-picker fields since the datasheet view cannot display the appropriate form related view.

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