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Can't update person/group column from workflow

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Hi

I am stuck. I am trying to create a new documentset, based on a list Element. 

For that I have created at workflow using the Create an element on another list action.

The only thing not working is updating a person/group column with multiple entries allowed.

I have read here that i am supposed to use this format -1;#domain\xxx.

By using a "Save to workflows history list" i have checked that the variable is set correct. 

But the workflow just ignores this column and leaves it blank, i have tried with typing just one person into the column - but it is still ignored.

Any suggestions anyone?

Thx.

Workflow

The two first are Regular expressions and configured as described in the article i have made a link to.

The next two are Build String actions also configured as described in the article. 

The second last is just a "Save to history" action and finally the last action is a Create an item action.

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Re: Can't update person/group column from workflow

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Please post a screenshot of your workflow.

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Done :-)

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Re: Can't update person/group column from workflow

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I'm sorry, but I can't read it because it isn't English. Can you translate the comments on the actions? We may have to see how the actions are configured as well, so we'll need screenshots of those too.

Thanks!

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Done

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It might - but i am not sure how to format the value as suggested. How do i extract the users ID and combine it with the users full name. Ex. 1;#John Doe 

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I think domain/username should be enough, you don't need the prefix. Besides this, your prefix seems to be incorrect. I think you have been told to use the claims prefix, which actually looks like this: i:0#.w|domain/username

If it still doesn't work, log the value to the history list, take it and then copy paste it into a person or group column, it probably won't get solved correctly.

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I would have thought so to - but it doesn't seem to be the case. In the list I have two person/Group columns. The only difference between the two is that one of them accept multiple users. The one that doesn't accept multiple users only accepts this format: -1;#ntatp\xxx and updates fine. The other doesn't seem to accept any of the formats I have tried. The workflow runs without errors when using the previous shown format, but the multiple users column is not updated - it is left blank!?

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