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saraha
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How to create Person Field from Text Field with Person's name

Hi there,

 

I have created a dropdown column where is pulls information from another SP List (Project Name). This also pulls through the Project Owner column from the other SP List. The only problem is that the Project Owner is a just a text field with the person's name (e.g. Sarah Smith) but I would like it to be linked to that person's contact card or email - i.e. be a Person field. 

 

Is there a way to create a Person column that will populate itself with the relevant person based on the entry into the Text Column? Then I will hide the text column of that person's name...

 

Thanks in advance!

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v-xiaochen-msft
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Hi @saraha ,

 

I did a test for you.After pressing the button, the person in the text column will be filled into the person column.

 

1\ This is my list 'LIST113'.

v-xiaochen-msft_0-1618882590670.png

 

2\ Add a button control and set its Onselect property to:

ForAll(Ungroup(AddColumns(LIST113.TextColumn,"Email",Office365Users.SearchUserV2({searchTerm:ThisRecord.TextColumn,top:1}).value.Mail),"Email") As A,Patch(LIST113,LookUp(LIST113,TextColumn=A.TextColumn),{PersonColumn:{Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|"&A.Mail,Email:A.Mail,Department:"",DisplayName:"",JobTitle:"",Picture:""}}))

 

3\ The result is as follows:

v-xiaochen-msft_1-1618883221906.png

 

Best Regards,
Wearsky
If my post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help others. Thanks.

 

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v-xiaochen-msft
Community Support
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Hi @saraha ,

 

I did a test for you.After pressing the button, the person in the text column will be filled into the person column.

 

1\ This is my list 'LIST113'.

v-xiaochen-msft_0-1618882590670.png

 

2\ Add a button control and set its Onselect property to:

ForAll(Ungroup(AddColumns(LIST113.TextColumn,"Email",Office365Users.SearchUserV2({searchTerm:ThisRecord.TextColumn,top:1}).value.Mail),"Email") As A,Patch(LIST113,LookUp(LIST113,TextColumn=A.TextColumn),{PersonColumn:{Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|"&A.Mail,Email:A.Mail,Department:"",DisplayName:"",JobTitle:"",Picture:""}}))

 

3\ The result is as follows:

v-xiaochen-msft_1-1618883221906.png

 

Best Regards,
Wearsky
If my post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help others. Thanks.

 

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