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Copy-paste from e-mail contacts to people picker


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:


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) <>; LastName2, FirstName2 (Company - Country2/City2) <>...

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!






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