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I want to create a site column that contain a list of “Project Managers”, where some project managers are already defined inside Active directory and are defined inside a SharePoint security group , while other project managers are external users that are not defined inside our active directory. so what I need is a column type that is a mixture between:-

  • Users from a security group . Similar to a column with “People or Group” type that is associated with a security group.
  • External users defined inside a list. Similar to a “lookup” column associated with a custom list.

So is there a way to have a single site column that contains both info? Thanks

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No, there is not column like this.

The best you could do would be to store the data in a separate list with the title column being the display name of the user and a second column for their email address and any other columns for additional data you want. Then when you create a lookup column to this list, you can include any other fields that might be necessary by ticking the check box beside them in the lookup column configuration.

  • so you mean i need to manully add internal and external users to the separate list ? second question; i did not understand very well what do you mean by " you can include any other fields that might be necessary by ticking the check box beside them in the lookup column configuration." ?? – john Gu May 29 '15 at 9:41
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    That is how I would handle it yes, it's a bit hacky but really there is no other alternative of having a person group field with users not in your domain. What I meant was, when you create a lookup column against this list, you can pull in additional fields as you want. They show up as checkboxes in the lookup column creation, add anything that might be necessary. – Eric Alexander May 29 '15 at 12:03

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