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The_General
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Setting Field Default Value to be the logged in persons manager

Hi

 

I am using powerapps to populate a sharepoint list.

 

I want to pass a value of the current users manager over to sharepoint via a field on the form when the form is submitted - I dont want the user to pick the manager, i want the system to auto populate it.

 

I have been using the Office365Users.Manager string but its just not bringing the data back - is there a simple way to do this? (note: I can pass the users department over no problem using Office365Users.MyProfile().Department its the manager piece that is causing me trouble)

 

Thanks in advance 

 

Graham

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RezaDorrani
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Hi @The_General 

 

Use Office365Users.ManagerV2(User().Email).displayName

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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RezaDorrani
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Hi @The_General 

 

Use Office365Users.ManagerV2(User().Email).displayName

 

Regards,

Reza Dorrani

 

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v-xida-msft
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Hi @The_General ,

Which type column do you use to store the Manager user value in your SP list? Single text column or Person type column?

Do you want to auto-populate the field in your Edit form based on the curret login user's manager?

 

1. If you use Person type column to store the Manager user value in your SP List:2.JPG

Set the DefaultSelectedItems property of the ComboBox within the Person field data card to following:

If(
    EditForm1.Mode = FormMode.New,
    { 
      Claims: "i:0#.f|membership|" & Lower(Office365Users.Manager(User().Email).Mail),
      DisplayName: Office365Users.Manager(User().Email).DisplayName,
      Email: Office365Users.Manager(User().Email).Mail,
      Department: "",
      JobTitle: "", 
      Picture: ""
   },
   Parent.Default
)

2. If you use Single text type column store the Manager user value in your SP List:

Set the Default property of the Text Input box within the Person field data card to following:

Office365Users.Manager(User().Email).DisplayName

More details about setting a default value for Person field in SP list, please check the following thread:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/How-to-set-a-defaul-value-for-a-person-fields...

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Thanks - this is just what I needed. Appreciate the help.

 

I was missing the User()Email bit and struggled to find any clear info on the syntax

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