This seems like a basic question, but I was not able to find the answer. When a new item is being created, I would like to show the initiator's name on the form, and then store it in my list.
I have a column called Requester with a type "person". I know how to pick up the initiator's name in a workflow, but I'd like it to show the initiator's name on the form while creating a new item. Any ideas?
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Add a calculated value and connect it to a field.
Set the following formula to it: UserProfilelookup(Current User,"PreferredName")
UserProfilelookup is under Inline functions tab.
Current User is under Common Tab.
"PreferredName" is hard coded.
simply drop Requester list field on form layout a configure its default value to CurrentUser reference.
if you do not want the value to be changed apply a rule on that will disable it.