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People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Hi

Using Nintex Forms 2013 v2.7.0.0.

We are experiencing problems when using the people picker control, specifically when the column is filtered by a SharePoint group.

I have created a test custom list with two columns:

  1. Person or Group - "All Users".  Allows all users to be selected
  2. Person or Group - "SharePoint Group Users".  Allows selection of members from the owners SharePoint group for the site.

I created basic Nintex form (opened designer and published without any changes).

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All users field.  Start typing.  People picker seems to start searching after 2 characters are entered, and brings back matches no problems.

SharePoint Group Users field.  Start typing.  People picker seems to start searching after 2 characters are entered, but brings back no matches until I have entered 6 or more characters!

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I was wondering if anyone has had similar issues and know of a resolution?  It is driving me and Ryan Greenaway​ insane!

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Hi Cassy,

What happens if you try it a standard SharePoint form.

Do you have the same behaviour?

Just for your info, even it will not help you, if works like a charm in O365.

Regards,

Christophe

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Did you test both fields against the same exact name?   I would do that if you haven't to try and get a baseline to make sure one name isn't easier to resolve than another.  

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

I work with Cassy Freemanand am working on this issue with her. I've tested this with a ootb SharePoint form and it returns no results for 4 characters but when we enter our 5th character it returns a result. Exactly the same column, exactly the same SharePoint group, even the same user, but slightly different behaviour.

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Just for your information, I had the opportunity to test on Prem 2013, and it works also like a charm in a ootb SP Form.

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

How many characters did you type in before you got a result? Did you ever get returned a "No Result Found"?

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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

2 characters are enough.

On O365, yes if I type the name of a user that is not in the group

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wayne_shen
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Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Hello ‌ and

I am facing the same problem, do you find a solution to make the people picker work with two characters?

Thank you!

BR,

Wayne

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Automation Master
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Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

Hi Wayne,

I've moved on from working with Cassy, so she'll have to update you on this issue. I don't believe anything was resolved though. I can't remember whether it was an issue present on the entire environment or just a specific list/site/sitecollection. In my current environment I get results on typing the third letter in the people picker.

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Automation Master
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Re: People Picker on Forms when filtered by SharePoint Group

I'm not sure we did find a solution (I can't seem to find the site the issue was on now and no users have complained!!)

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