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Form failed to load with people picker field

Last post 08-07-2014 07:22 AM by whyandrew. 1 replies.
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  • 08-06-2014 06:06 PM

    Form failed to load with people picker field

    Need an urgent help with a Sharepoint site I'm trying to finish up. I'm using Infopath 2010 forms on browser, binding to data from a SharePoint 2010 list. Two fields are of "people" data type, without multi-value. The major problem is our company's user database is abit messy, some users' display name are "Doe, Jane", while some are "Doe; Jane". Using the semi-colon ";" is ugly to begin with, but now I found out whenever the item data contain people who's display-name has a ";", the InfoPath form will fail to load (get Sharepoint error showing a correlation ID). Is this known issue? Is there any hotfix or any workaround for it? And if I enable allow multi-values for the people picker field in Sharepoint, the Infopath forms will fail for any user's name in the fields. How do we get multi-people field to work in InfoPath, if at all possible? Any help and suggestion needed.... Thanks
  • 08-07-2014 07:22 AM In reply to

    Re: Form failed to load with people picker field

    Ok looks like I found a workaround.... thought of it while driving back to work. Enable multi-value for the people picker fields in SharePoint list, and then load up and re-save the InfoPath forms. And all seems ok for now. I guess enabling multi-value make InfoPath forms expecting of having ";" in the fields as it's normally used to separate different values. So the IP forms won't crash. Once the form is opened, it can parse the value (with a ";" between last & first names) as usual through SharePoint. And IP form people picker only allows 1 value so it preserves the functionality even I enable multi-value for the SP list. Gosh, so glad it's working...
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