We have an environment set up where we use a people picker field in a list. The people picker is a required field.

There are a lot of different required fields and if they aren't filled out the form wont save to the list.

However if I try doing the same with the people picker field the form saves EVEN WHEN the field is empty!!!!

Is this one more of the quirks of SharePoint or do I need to fix something?

EDIT: as it seems that I'm confusing everybody here goes from the beginning.

I have made a people picker field called Approving manager"

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This field is now added to a form on a list and as you can see it the field is marked with a *

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Now when I fill the form and skip filling out the "Approving manager" field SharePoint lest me ( this isn't allowed with any other field type!! )

So here is the end product

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As shown in the picture the item is added to the list and as you can clearly see the Approving manager field is blank.

So I am asking if the people picker doesn't care if it is required or not or if there is something more/else I have to do to make the field behave?

  • Could you please tell how are you setting People Picker as required field?
    – 404
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 12:22
  • with standard SharePoint functionality. there is NO code.
    – Cherubel
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 12:26
  • can not reproduce this, please tell exactly how you've set up the field
    – Gwny
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 12:40
  • Can u explain in detail , what you want to exactly do ?
    – Dipen Shah
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 12:43
  • @DipenShah I did in the edit of my post
    – Cherubel
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 12:50


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