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To get manager of author created by

In my powerapps form linked to sharepoint list, I am trying to check a condition where the manager of the created by person (author) of the list item and the current user is same or not.

To achieve this I used the formula :-

but i get the below error message -

Office365Users.Manager Failed: The method Manager has an invalid value for parameter userId

I even tried to use Office365Users.ManagerV2 - still the same.

Kindly help as I am very new to powerapps and in the learning process.
Dual Super User II
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Hi @cyberco01 


Can you update your expression as:
If(If(!IsBlank(ThisItem.Author.Email),Office365Users.Manager(ThisItem.Author.Email).Mail = User().Email,true) || User().Email = "" || User().Email = "",Edit,View)
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Dual Super User III
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Where are you applying the formula?  I put essentially the same formula in the DisplayMode property on an EditForm Data Card and it worked fine.  It did give me an error before I ran it, but that was because the properties were empty prior to the first run.  Here's the formula I used.

If(Office365Users.ManagerV2(ThisItem.'Created By'.Email).mail=User().Email||User().Email="",DisplayMode.Edit,DisplayMode.Disabled)

Note that I used 'Created By' rather than Author.  My list doesn't have an Author Field

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Hi @cyberco01 how are you progressing with this? Were the above replies helpful? 



Hi @Anonymous ,

I applied the formula suggested by @Pstork1, I am yet to test it to confirm the same. I will surely close this once I am confirmed testing.

@Pstork1 ,


I tried below formula in the visible property of my datacard but it does not work.  I need to display the data card only for the manager of the List Item created user.

If(User().Email=(Office365Users.Manager(ThisItem.'Created By'.Email).Mail),true, false)


@Pstork1 , Below is my error

Office365Users.ManagerV2 failed: The method 'ManagerV2' has an invalid value for parameter 'id'

Two suggestions.


1) I would save the email address of the current user in the App OnStart. That will make the formulas more efficient

Set(currentUser, User().Email)

 2) I would use this for the comparison in the visible property


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@Pstork1 ,

In my scenario i need to store the email address of Author/Created By user of the list item(record) and not the logged in user.  I am stuck with syntax at that place.


Sorry, I made a mistake in the function I gave you.  It should be

StartsWith(Office365Users.Manager(ThisItem.'Created By'.Email).Mail,currentUser)

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