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FreeRangeDingo
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Incorrect JSON to create SharePoint item on People field

I am using a SharePoint Create Item action to create an item in SharePoint. I need to write it in JSON rather than use the interface because I need the site address to be written as an IF statement. All of my JSON works except for the two people fields in the SharePoint list. I keep getting an error that says - "The passed-in field \"Requestor/Display Name\" could not be found.

 

This is what the action looks like....generally. This is one of several things that I have tried. I get a different error if I don't save it as "Requestor/Claims" or "Requestor/Display Name". So, I assume that I need that part. It lets me save with "Requestor/Claims" or "Requestor/Display" but the fact that it says it cannot find that field makes me think it's not right. I don't know what it's looking for.

 

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When I initially built up the JSON, I mirrored a Create Item action where I used the user interface. I took the code from that to build the code in my action. This is what I built it off of, and yes, I did try what is shown below but that does not work. ChatGPT suggested the Key/Value Pair but I get the same error. 

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NOTE: I will ultimately update with dynamic content but I just need it to not error for now.

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FreeRangeDingo
Helper III
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I figured this out yesterday. I need this...the key difference was moving away from the slash and using the brackets. I just haven't worked with raw JSON much.

 

"Requestor": {

   "Claims": "Julie Sebby"

   }

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v-yueyun-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi , @FreeRangeDingo 

According to your description, you want to use the create item for Person column.

I test it in my side , we can just pass the Claims field in your person column.

This is my sharePoint list,PersonsTest is multiple person selection column, OnePerson is single person selection coplumn.

vyueyunmsft_0-1704250843302.png

We can use this to add create item in Power Automate:

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{"Claims":"i:0#.f|membership|YourUserPrincipalName"}

 

 

 

If I misunderstand what you mean, you can describe your needs and your expected outcomes in detail so that we can better help you. If this reply can help you , you can click mark this reply as solution, thanks in advance!


Best Regards,

Yueyun Zhang

 

 

FreeRangeDingo
Helper III
Helper III

I figured this out yesterday. I need this...the key difference was moving away from the slash and using the brackets. I just haven't worked with raw JSON much.

 

"Requestor": {

   "Claims": "Julie Sebby"

   }

Hi , @FreeRangeDingo 

Thanks for your response! Do you mean you have solved this question in your side. If true, can you click "Accept solution" to close this case which can help more people !

 

Best Regards,

Yueyun Zhang

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