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Is it possible to obtain account info via workflow when Login ID is know but not Domain

Question asked by thebluedino on Jun 19, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2015 by mmatsako

I'm running into an issue with a project I'm currently developing.

In this project we obtain a person's name initially and then we are later provided their Windows Login ID.

Once we reach the point where we have their login ID, I need a workflow to link their entry to their Account.


Currently my workflow does this by updating a variable equal to

{Login ID} @

and writing this to a Person or Group column.

In 99% of cases this works, but some employees have a unique email address as their default and this causes the workflow to error.


Within SharePoint itself I know I can enter the Login ID into an add/edit item menu and it will always verify correctly... but I haven't found a way via workflow to validate a "person or group" entry using only this information.



For 'Person or Group - Account' entry, the expected format is


Unfortunately, in this environment there is no way to infer the domain... so I'm at a bit of a loss....


If anyone has a workflow solution or other ideas it would be greatly appreciated.