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I have a list in SP2010 and need the user's name to auto-populate in the "Assigned To" People or Group field whenever s/he submits an new item. Thanks!

  • Is it an editable field? Are you displaying that field in the New Form? – Amal Hashim Nov 26 '14 at 17:59
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This is easily accomplished by using an InfoPath form. You can create a lookup to the user profile sync (syncs with AD): Link

Alternatively, you might be able to create a workflow that copies the user from "Created By" field into "assigned to."

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If you want to do this with default List forms. You can add JavaScript to your form to achieve this as explained in this article.

  • Thanks! I went to the site and copied the code but it is auto-populating "[object Object]" in the field and not the user name. Any idea what I am doing wrong? THanks! – Jackie Nov 26 '14 at 20:22
  • I haven't used this myself. But, you can try adding alert(vals); in fillDefaultValues() function, after the following line in your code. var vals = new Object(getUserDisplayName()); This is to check if your code is capturing the loggedin user's name properly. – Amit Tyagi Nov 26 '14 at 20:38

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