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Reverse lookup an Account Name from a User Profile field

Question asked by dyermull on Nov 20, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2018 by dyermull

In essence what I want to do is look up a user's Account Name from the SharePoint User Profile Service by inputting another unique field. In this case it is a custom Employee ID field in the UPS that is read from AD, but it could be by phone number, or other fields.

 

To clarify, I am inputting an Employee ID number and wanting to extract the username that matches up with the Employee ID.

 

I've tried setting a variable as shown in the attached file, but that errors out with "Workflow failed to get user profile for user".

 

I have confirmed that the property is readable from the User Profile service in Nintex, by using a Query User Profile action, hard-coding a user in and emailing the Employee ID number.

 

Thanks for any advice!

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