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Can I copy the value of a person field from 1 list to another and show name?

Question asked by sshaffer on Oct 3, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2017 by sshaffer

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: