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How to show Initiator Name on New Form

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Hi,

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?

Thank you.

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Re: How to show Initiator Name on New Form

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Hi, 

Add a calculated value and connect it to a field.

Set the following formula to it: UserProfilelookup(Current User,"PreferredName")

Where:

UserProfilelookup is under Inline functions tab.

Current User is under Common Tab.

"PreferredName" is hard coded.

BR,

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Re: How to show Initiator Name on New Form

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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.

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Re: How to show Initiator Name on New Form

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Worked perfect.  Thank you.

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Re: How to show Initiator Name on New Form

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Thanks for the suggestion. 

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