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LennartWalldén
Helper II
Helper II

Set People Picker Field from Text String

Hi all,

 

I have a Project Management app, where I would like to use People Picker field for "Project Lead" instead of text string, which we have used before.

 

What I have is the persons Name(text string) and E-mail address(text string). Now I want to populate a People Picker field using the Name or E-mail.

 

I am trying to use this code, but I get some error messages when trying:

 


UpdateIf(Projektlista; Projektfas.Value="05 Driva";
{
Projektledare: {
'@odata.type': "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser";
Department: "";
Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & 'E-mail';
DisplayName: DisplayName: Office365Users.UserProfileV2('E-mail').displayName;
Email: 'E-mail';
JobTitle: "";
Picture: ""
})

 

Can anyone help me out with this?

 

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@LennartWalldén 

Is there a reason why you cannot use a ComboBox with the Items property set to ... ?

Choices([yourListName].yourPersonColumnName)

Then the UpdateIf would just need

...{ ComboBox1.Selected } ...

ie no need for all this code.

 

If not, then 2 possible issues I can see with your code are:

1. 'Email' in the Claims part should be in Lower case, eg

... 
Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & lower('E-mail');
...

2. The DisplayName is probably better accessed via a variable, eg

Set(vDisplayName, Office365Users.UserProfileV2('E-mail').displayName);

UpdateIf(...
...
DisplayName: vDisplayName;
...
)

 

This Shane Young video may also help.

 

 

 

 

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LennartWalldén
Helper II
Helper II

Sorry I made a mistake when copying the code to the post: It looks like this

 

UpdateIf(Projektlista; Projektfas.Value="05 Driva";
{
Projektledare: {
'@odata.type': "#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedUser";
Department: "";
Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & 'E-mail';
DisplayName: Office365Users.UserProfileV2('E-mail').displayName;
Email: 'E-mail';
JobTitle: "";
Picture: ""
})

@LennartWalldén 

Is there a reason why you cannot use a ComboBox with the Items property set to ... ?

Choices([yourListName].yourPersonColumnName)

Then the UpdateIf would just need

...{ ComboBox1.Selected } ...

ie no need for all this code.

 

If not, then 2 possible issues I can see with your code are:

1. 'Email' in the Claims part should be in Lower case, eg

... 
Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & lower('E-mail');
...

2. The DisplayName is probably better accessed via a variable, eg

Set(vDisplayName, Office365Users.UserProfileV2('E-mail').displayName);

UpdateIf(...
...
DisplayName: vDisplayName;
...
)

 

This Shane Young video may also help.

 

 

 

 

Hi @Eelman,

 

Thanks a lot for putting me on the right track, I just left the Displayname blank, and used lower on the E-mail address, and that did it!

Your suggestions and the Shane Young video did really give me insight.

 

I have been struggling with this for a while, so I am very glad that I finally could solve it. We have created a new SP list for our projects, where we will have more data stored thanks to PowerApps, and this update is a part of the conversion from the old SP list.

Again, thank you very much!

Best
Lennart

@LennartWalldén 

No worries mate, happy to have put you on the right path to a solution 🙂 

JisungHan
Community Support
Community Support

Thanks @LennartWalldén for great solution!

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