I have a workflow that sets the value of a person/group field in a document library. The field is set to multiple users/groups. The problem is that the field will skip every other user set by the workflow.

When I export the library to excel, it ends up looking like the following..


Should be 4 different user IDs, but only two get set and retained.

When I add 6 users via workflow - 14;16;17;122;132;145 - The values that show in the field are 14; 17; 132. It is setting every other user. Could this be because I am trying to set the library field to my task outcome field that gets defined via workflow?

Any ideas?

  • What is there in workflow? can you show ? Dec 22, 2015 at 15:48
  • I'm using 'Update Item in Current Item' and setting to my variable.
    – RJaxx
    Dec 22, 2015 at 15:49
  • from where people and group information is coming. How are you putting it in workflow ? Dec 22, 2015 at 15:53
  • ah, right...my task outcome content type has the people-picker in it. I have an 'Assign Reviewers' task that requires the field be populated. After the task is complete, I am setting a variable to the users selected (which works just fine in actually assigning the tasks and getting the emails out).
    – RJaxx
    Dec 22, 2015 at 15:54
  • I just added 6 users - 14;16;17;122;132;145. The values that show in the field are 14; 17; 132. It is setting every other user. Something to do with the second position being a placeholder?
    – RJaxx
    Dec 22, 2015 at 16:01

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I was able to create a workaround by first setting a text field (which was showing the values correctly), and then setting the person/group field (using login names, semicolon delimited) based on what was showing in the text field.

So there is an extra step in that I have to set the text field with my workflow first in order to set the person/group field correctly, but hey, it works.

Thanks to everyone for your help!

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