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Bug with SharePoint Person/Group Field.

Creating an App with SharePoint List data and using Person/Group field causes strange error like data not being displayed and ThisItem.Person not binding to the Field .

How to recreate

  1. Create SharePoint List and add column Person which is Person/Group field and select “Require that this column contains information”, People Only, and All Users.
  2. Go into PowerApps, select New, and under Start with your data select SharePoint phone layout.
  3. Connect with the list you just created and let PowerApps build the app.

 After the app is built by the system save it and publish it.

Go into Microsoft Dynamics and launch your app

 Create a record

 After creating the record, close the app and open it again.

Navigate to your record details and click the edit button

 In the edit screen the field Person is empty (no text) although it should have shown the person since it is bind to ThisItem.Person and the display is set to DisplayName


 Click save record and it will still save it and keep the Person even if it was not displayed.

Click Edit again and now it will display the name in the field.


This is the first error.

Here is another error with same configuration

  1. Close and open the App again
  2. Navigate to your record details and click edit.
  3. As always first time the Person field will appear empty, click cancel button

 You will be back at the details screen so click edit again. The person field is still empty, however now if you click save it will say it is empty and needs to be filed.


Other observations:

This happens only once and always on the first time when doing it. After it happened once it will never happen untill you restart the app.


I have another way more complicated app with somewhat similar configuration which always experience this issue and users often are confused when the field is empty then they are just editing an item. Is there a way to make sure that the Filed displays and binds correctly?


Worse case the users can input the name every time but it’s just this little thing that is annoying for the users and makes adopting PowerApps more difficult.


Thanks for all help!

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Bug with SharePoint Person/Group Field.

Hi @Anonymous,


I can reproduce your issue with exactly the same steps, I will notice this to the pg and will update here if I got further information.




Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Re: Bug with SharePoint Person/Group Field.

Hello, Any update on this issue. i still see this issue

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Re: Bug with SharePoint Person/Group Field.

Has there been a solution to this problem?



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Re: Bug with SharePoint Person/Group Field.

It has been a year and a half, I'm coming across this same issue. Is there a resolution?

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