Blocking page refresh, or storing filter text

Jul 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM
I am using the instantlsitfilter on a form library that is connected with Infopath to serve as a customer call database. Here is the scenario I am trying to work out. If a customer calls, the user inputs text into the filter for the customer name column, and say nothing comes up. For my situation, they would click add a new document, and fill out the form. However, when you click add new document, Infopath opens, but when you switch back to the web browser page, it refreshes and the filter text disappears. This would be problematic because they may not remember the customers name or the spelling, and now would be forced to ask the customer again. My question is, is there a way to block the refresh when there is text in any of the filter fields? OR, is there a way to pass any text from the filter fields into assigned fields of the infopath form?