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George-Muir
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Populating the field/columns I want in Sharepoint item

Hi All.

 

Very new to Power Automate so answers suitable for a beginner please.

 

We have been using a Sharepoint calendar for a few years to book holidays. I'm in the process of creating a flow that takes info from a Form, calculates working days by reference to days of the week and statutory holidays, sends the request for approval with the manager and finally makes the entry into the Sharepoint calendar. Everything else I've been able to figure out myself but this last piece has me stumped.

 

When I make a manual entry into the calendar, the fields I populate are:

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You will note the first field is "person".

However, when I try to create the item using a flow, I get the following:

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Is there a way to allow me to populate the "Person" column from the flow. I've put the person's name into "Title" but lots of the other views we use rely on Person being populated (so for example users can only see their own data based on a filter using [me]).

 

At the point of giving up - any help appreciated.

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ScottShearer
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@George-Muir 

A person or group column is a complex column and appears a bit differently than a text or number column.  Enter the email address in Person Claims.

 

 

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ScottShearer
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@George-Muir 

Try using an email address in the person column.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply. My problem is thhat I can't add anything to the person column because it doesn't appear in the create item options (see screenshot).

ScottShearer
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@George-Muir 

A person or group column is a complex column and appears a bit differently than a text or number column.  Enter the email address in Person Claims.

 

 

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Thanks Scott. That seems to have worked. What is the significance of the word "Claims"? This is what three me and why I didn't use it. Many thanks.

ScottShearer
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@George-Muir 

A person or group column stores a lot of data including the email address, display name and claims (or logon) information.

 

 

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