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Replace People picker with dropdown in workflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have approval workflows in sharepoint online. The workflow has initial parameter as people picker field so when workflow starts it will ask for selecting people/group for approval of item. We want to replace this people picker field with a dropdown having list of users/groups. So, the user/group can be select from dropdown instead of typing in people picker field. Can we use dropdown instead of people picker control and will it work?
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:05 AM

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  • Hi Ramani,

    If the people picker is changed to a drop down, the workflow may not understand what you have set. So in my opinion, the workflow may not work if people picker is changed to a drop down.

    As a workaround, you can use Call HTTP Web Service action to get the email address of the users selected from the drop down and then pass the email address to the task process action. And in this case, you must use SharePoint 2013 workflow.

    Best Regards,

    Victoria 

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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:04 PM
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