So I would like to set the "Contact Person" column in my SharePoint list to the "Created By" value.
I have been able to get a "calculated field" to work (for the most part). When the form is first created, the "Created By" field is not filled in until the form is Saved (which makes sense). Then when the user looks at the form for the first time after the save, the "Contact Person" field is not set (because when the form was first saved, the created by field is not filled in until the form is saved. But if the user then edits the form, the field is then set.
Any suggestions on how to do this?
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You could add the "Contact Person" field to your form, configured as below :
Then, add a CSS class to the control, i.e. "contact-control"
and add a CSS rule to the form if you don't want to display the control.
If you want Contact Person to be the same as Created By then use a workflow to update the Contact Person field using either Set Field value or Update Item action to be the value of the Created By property on the item. You can set the workflow to run when the item is created. This will ensure that they are the same.