I have a column whose type is Person or Group. I'm trying to show the user or group in that column. I have managed to remove special characters using disable-output-escaping="yes". However, if the column contains a person, the user's login name is being shown, as opposed of his name. For instance, I see this DOMAIN\jdoe as opposed to John Doe

How can I show the user's name?

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You should be able to do <xsl:value-of select="@PersonColum.title" /> to retrieve the user's display name.

  • Thank you for the prompt reply. However, using title I still see the login name. The only difference is that I don't need to include disable-output-escaping="yes"
    – Gonzalo
    Commented May 23, 2014 at 18:17
  • Is the column set to display account name instead of name? Commented May 23, 2014 at 19:31
  • I just tried this in SharePoint 2016 and it returns nothing. Commented Nov 27, 2018 at 18:02

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