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Advocate II

Limit a Combo Box's possible selections - People Type SharePoint field

Hello everyone!


I have a scenario where I'm connected to a SharePoint List, and the field type is a 'People or Group'. However, there are only 6 selections that I want to be allowed. I think I have a solution for it, but I feel like there's gotta be a better way to attack it.


Current setup:

cmbReviewer.Items = Choices(List.Reviewer)


Possible Solution?

Drop cmbReviewer, and make it a Dropdown control, and have the 6 people listed. Then, OnChange, search the Office365Users function using that Display Name, and set that to a context variable varReviewer. Then, have the crdReviewer.Update property set to what I have below.



Claims:"i:0#.f|membership|" & varReviewer.Mail,
DisplayName: varReviewer.DisplayName,
Email: varReviewer.Mail,


 This way when I patch the results (multiple forms, so can't use just the basic Submit function), it writes properly and recognizes the user account.


Is this the best way to approach this? I just feel like there's gotta be a cleaner way to do this.






Looking through your post here, I cant think of any other way to build this that would be cleaner. If any other members of communities knows feel free to chime in. I dont see anything wrong with what you built I would just go forward with using what you have. Alternatively if you want you can always create a ticket with Microsoft Support. I'll include a link below; if you would like to go down that route.


If you would like to create a ticket with Microsoft Customer Support here is a link on how to do so:








Community Support Team _ Alex Rezac
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