I have a sharepoint list of communities. Each community has an owner (people column).

I have a sharepoint document library and a view that joins the document to a community.

I am not able to show the community owner column on the doc library view... why?
When I select library settings, create column, lookup, Communities of Practice, the list of available columns doesn't show the owner column.


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Lookup columns can only be based on 'Single line of text', 'Number' or 'Date and time' columns see Create list relationships by using unique and lookup columns

So your only option would be to create a 'Single line of text' column and have an event receiver or workflow populate this with the wanted information from the person in the owner field.

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