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DunstonJ
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Obtaining a, not current user's, email

I have a PowerApp that the user who creates the form, fills out the form and then selects the person to receive an email about the newly created form.  I can use User().Email to get the current user's email.  I cannot find the email address for the selected user without already knowing the email address. For Office365Users.UserProfile, if I enter the user's name as a string, Office365Users.UserProfile("Bubba Gump").Mail, I get the error:

status: "404"

message: "No user found with the specified id.\r\nclientRequestId"

source: "iffice365users-ncus.p.azurewebsites.net"

 

If I then enter the same code, but replace the name string with the email, Office365Users.UserProfile("Bubba.Gump@company.com").DisplayName,  I get the person's name.

 

I'm not sure how to get the non current user's email address with only the non current user's name.

 

Any help is appreciated.

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tchin-nin
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You can try to retrieve the Mail from the display Name (be careful to homonyms)

First(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:<DisplayNameAsString>})).Mail

Théo

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tchin-nin
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Hi, 

The Office365Users.UserProfile() method is expecting a User Principal Name (UPN) or an user ID. 

This is why you get your error. 

 

Then retrieve an user based on his display name is not possible because the display name is not unique (as opposed to UPN or ID). 

 

The solution for you might be to use the Office365Users.SearchUser() method but it will return an array of profiles : all those matching the searchterm (maybe just one) .

 

I would rather suggest you to build an AzureAD people picker to let the current user select the full profile he needs based on a search by display name for example . 

If this solution sounds good to you, please have a look@@@ Todd Baginski video https://youtu.be/uwG1Og4f0Vo

 

Théo

I have a KeyWord SharePoint list and users will use a dropdown of the text names from thie list to choose from.  This is why I'm trying to get the email address from the text version of a user name. I want the users to be able to modify the KeyWord list with the possible names and then be able to select from that list.

 

Is there any way to take a text use name and get the UPN?

tchin-nin
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tchin-nin
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You can try to retrieve the Mail from the display Name (be careful to homonyms)

First(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:<DisplayNameAsString>})).Mail

Théo

This works great but we run into a huge issue if we have multiple people in our organization with the same name. Is there a way to add a conditional property to this that limits it to a certain state? My first intuition since State is not available is to use the first three letter of MailNickname, which uses the state in our Office365 org.

 

mattyhuff
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Figured it out by using the the first three digits of MailNickname to limit is just to my state. Works really well.

 

First(Filter(Office365Users.SearchUser({searchTerm:Trim(Last(FirstN(Split(Substitute(UpdatedSP1.Selected.Result,"/"," "), " "),2)).Value)}),Left(MailNickname,3) = "IND")).Mail

 

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