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Copy-paste from e-mail contacts to people picker

Hi,

I have a PowerApps form with a people picker that allows multiple selections. Source of the data card is a SharePoint list with People column. Option 'Allow multiple selections' is 'On'. Users can manually search people and add them one-by-one to the data card. See below screenshot:

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It works fine for 1 or 2 people to be added manually by typing first letters of a name and selecting them from a drop-down, but in case we need to add multiple names then typing manually is not the best option.

 

We normally get the list of names from an Outlook e-mail (CC field of an e-mail) and would like to copy-paste that to the people picker. If I copy-paste the CC field from an e-mail to a text file, the string looks like this:

LastName1, FirstName1 (Company - Country1/City1) <firstname1.lastname1@company.com>; LastName2, FirstName2 (Company - Country2/City2) <firstname2.lastname2@company.com>...

What is the best option for the people picker to accept this string from Outlook? I was thinking of pasting this string into a TextInput and then using some formulas to parse it but I am afraid it is not going to be the best option and the delimiters might be different due to different user settings in different countries. Is there a better way to let people picker accept such a string as an input?

 

Many thanks in advance!

@Reza 

 

 

 

 

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