This is first time i use people picker. I have no experince with it. I hope that somebody can help me with getting value of people picker to save it in a new item as a person in my hosted list in SharePoint online.

This is my people picker code

function initializePeoplePicker(peoplePickerElementId) {
    // Render and initialize the client-side People Picker.

    // Create a schema to store picker properties, and set the properties.
    var schema = {};
schema['PrincipalAccountType'] = 'User,DL,SecGroup,SPGroup';
schema['SearchPrincipalSource'] = 15;
schema['ResolvePrincipalSource'] = 15;
schema['AllowMultipleValues'] = true;
schema['MaximumEntitySuggestions'] = 50;
schema['Width'] = '151px';

this.SPClientPeoplePicker_InitStandaloneControlWrapper(peoplePickerElementId, null, schema);}

and this is the code when page starts


and that's what I want. I want to write code instead of the question marks to send the user to the SharePoint list and att the person to person field

listItem.set_item("lfua", ????????????);
  • You want to add it through code? Please elaborate requirement.
    – 404
    Mar 5, 2015 at 23:24
  • thank you for helping i add some code to my question. now you can see what i want Mar 6, 2015 at 23:22

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Please include following code:

// Query the picker for user information.
function getUserInfo() {

// Get the people picker object from the page.
var peoplePicker = this.SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict.peoplePickerDiv_TopSpan;

// Get information about all users.
var users = peoplePicker.GetAllUserInfo();

// Get the first user's ID by using the login name.

// Get the user ID.
function getUserId(loginName) {
    var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    this.user = context.get_web().ensureUser(loginName);
         Function.createDelegate(null, ensureUserSuccess), 
         Function.createDelegate(null, onFail)

function ensureUserSuccess() {
    var <YOURVAR> = this.user.get_id());
    listItem.set_item("lfua", <YOURVAR>);

function onFail(sender, args) {
    alert('Query failed. Error: ' + args.get_message());

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