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I created the app Contacts and filled it with my employees.
Later, I created Tasks and wanted to assign some tasks to my employees. But when I type a name of my employee in the field assign to, nothing can be found:

task

Where do the contacts in the app Tasks come from?

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By default "Assigned to" is a SharePoint User field.

People picker is a control which used to set data for this field.

So, it show users (groups) from different data sources:

  • The User Information List of the Site Collection.
  • The User Profile Service (specifically the Root Organization)
  • The configured data source for user information (Active Directory, AD LDS, SQL aspnetdb, etc).

You can replace this field with your own (for example lookup field to Contacts list).

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