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Calculated Field & Person or Group RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I've got a SP 2010 site that receives e-mail. The subject line of the e-mail contains a requestor's name. I've got a workflow that uses a calculated field to parse the subject line and pull the requestor's name into a "RequestedBy" column. I want to copy that value to another SP list (in the same site) but the destination "RequestedBy" column is a "Person or Group" data type and it won't accept the calculated field value. I've tried putting an extra step in the workflow to update the "RequestedBy" source value to single line of text, but the destination "RequestedBy" column won't accept that either. I don't believe changing the destination "RequestedBy" data type to something other than "Person or Group" is an option, since it's a production SP site and already has hundreds of entries.

    Is there a way to get these 2 different data types to play nicely together?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:26 PM

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