What is the best way top copy the value of a person field from one list to another? I am trying to pick up the owner of a business unit from one list and copy it into the owner field of a request list. However, the value shows different.
I have a look up table called Business Units. Each Business Unit has an OI Owner - type person (1st image below).
I query the table with a filter on the Business Unit and assign the OI Owner to a variable called perOwner (type of person)
Then, I use the Update item action to update "OI Owner" from perOwner variable. The problem is that the person's Name does not display in "OI Owner", but instead i:0#.w\xxxx\ag1r which is some sort of internal ID for the person. How can I get the person's name to show up in the second list?
Is there a better way to do this?
The OI Owner name from this list:
Shows up like this:
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Ha - you are right. Well, actually, you had me look at the target field type and it was not set to a person. (I inherited the list and assumed the field would have been a person.) Thanks for your help.