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Formatiing SharePoint value Modified By

Posted on 2013-01-17
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Last Modified: 2013-01-23
I have a sharepoint custom list and in a workflow I am including the field Modified By to get the users name who update the record in the detail.
unfortunatley the format that is put in y record is DONAIN\USERID is there a way to have it put the users name instead of this?
Question by:Matt Pinkston
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Expert Comment

by:Mohit Nair
ID: 38790028
Check this link

This link would help you to get username in modified by column and then readd the modified by field in workflow. See if that helps.

Author Comment

by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 38792577
this is not a good fit for our issue because the DOAMAIN|Userid the UserID is not firstname.lastname
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Expert Comment

by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 38792681
sorry there seems to be no OOTB solution.
But if you have a chance to deploy a custom solution then try this one:


Author Comment

by:Matt Pinkston
ID: 38792801
sorry I do not see a solution in this one at all
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
ID: 38800702
just use the lookup user info activity, lookup the property "Title" from the value of field "Modified By". This will give you the display name (e.g. Lastname, Firstname) of the user.


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