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how to lookup "person or Group"  field from other list

Posted on 2013-01-03
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Hi,
I have 2 custom lists :
1st custom list with 3 columns: x(Text),y(Text),z(Person/group).
2nd list whch lookups all 3 columns from above list : lookup:x, lookup:y, ????
Is there any way to lookup col z which is "person or group" type.
Thanks in advance !
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 125 total points
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Hello,

not out of the box, no. The person/group field is by definition already a lookup field (to the SharePoint user list) and cannot be used as the source for a lookup column.

You would need to create a regular lookup to a text field and then manipulate the code. I have not tried this, but here is an approach that may work:

http://geekswithblogs.net/JayantSharma/archive/2012/07/26/lookup-for-person-or-group-column-in-sharepoint-2012.aspx

cheers, teylyn
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

nope this question is under out of scope and correct approach.
the link suggested if of no clue.
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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I don't understand the wording for the request for deletion.

Out of the box it can't be done. That is a valid answer.
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Sorry, hit the wrong button above. This is meant to be an objection to the delete request
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It is not valid,
So the approach or link mention is not give any reference !
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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OK, back to your original question

>> Is there any way to lookup col z which is "person or group" type.

Answer: No, that cannot be done.

Even if you don't like the answer or it does not solve your issue, it is a valid answer and deserves to be closed properly.

cheers, teylyn
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