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Author is the person who created the item. It is assigned once the item is created and never changed. Editor is changed every time item is modified. Better use SPFieldUserValue to retrieve SPUser. foreach (SPListItem item in myItemCol) { SPFieldUserValue usrAuthor = new SPFieldUserValue(SPContext.Current.Web, item["Author"].ToString()); author = ...


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It is not possible to have cascading dropdowns (behavior that you are describing) in OOTB SharePoint forms. There are third party solutions (both farm solution and add-ons) that add this functionality to lists. You can also have a look at SPServices jquery library and add this functionality yourself to the form. This does require some javascript development ...



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