After referring this article from Marc, and Here am able to get/perform the null check for peoplepicker entries in my custom newform of my SPList within SP Designer 2010.
But, how to retrieve other attributes, like, if i want to get the email id, display name and other details from this ?

I displayed

> alert( innerSpans[0].innerHTML  +  ' is  0th index');    

Message from webpage

 <DIV id=divEntityData style="DISPLAY: none" description="mydomain\p_p" 
    isresolved="True" displaytext="P P" key="i:0#.w|mydomain\p_">
      <DIV data='<ArrayOfDictionaryEntry                 
         <DictionaryEntry><Key xsi:type="xsd:string">Email</Key><Value 
        [email protected]</Value></DictionaryEntry><DictionaryEntry><Key 
            <Value xsi:type="xsd:string">+91 98 2726 7723</Value>
         <DictionaryEntry><Key xsi:type="xsd:string">Department</Key>
        <Value xsi:type="xsd:string">mfg</Value></DictionaryEntry>
         <DictionaryEntry><Key xsi:type="xsd:string">
       SIPAddress</Key><Value xsi:type="xsd:string">
        [email protected]
      <Key xsi:type="xsd:string">
    Title</Key><Value xsi:type="xsd:string"/></DictionaryEntry>

and i got above details, but I am stuck with how to extract those
DictionaryEntry from DictionaryEntryArray.

How to iterate through the array of DictionaryEntryArray items.

function getPickerInputElement(identifier) 
 alert('  inside getPickerInputElement ');
 var tags = document.getElementsByTagName('DIV');
  for (var i=0; i < tags.length; i++) {
 var tempString = tags[i].id;
 //alert('tags[' + i + '].id = ' + tempString);
  if ((tempString.indexOf(identifier) > 0) && 
   (tempString.indexOf('UserField_upLevelDiv') > 0)){
   //alert('HIT for ' + identifier + ' id=' + tags[i].id + ' value=' + 
 var innerSpans = tags[i].getElementsByTagName("SPAN");
for(var j=0; j < innerSpans.length; j++) {
 //alert('innerSpans[' + j + '].id = ' + innerSpans[j].id);
 if(innerSpans[j].id == 'content') 
  //alert('HIT for ' + identifier + ' id=' + innerSpans[j].id + ' 
   innerHTML=' + innerSpans[j].innerHTML);
  alert( innerSpans[0].innerHTML  +  ' is  0th index');
  return innerSpans[j].innerHTML;
   }    }     }  }
return null; }

i tried to get the value below:

 var pp2 = $().SPServices.SPFindPeoplePicker({  peoplePickerDisplayName: 
         whatDisplayName }).row.find("div[id='divEntityData']")

so i got the correct value of displayname. But similarly, how to get the other attributes?

2 Answers 2


Your solution with SPServices is just ok. You should use jQuery to parse data and you could use selectors:

var picker = $().SPServices.SPFindPeoplePicker({
   peoplePickerDisplayName: whatDisplayName //your picker control field's display name

var data = picker.row.find("div[id='divEntityData'] div").attr("data");

var xml = $(data);//accepting data by jQuery

var data = xml.find('Key:contains("MobilePhone")').next().text();
console.log(data);//data contains mobile phone now 
  • Without testing on my end, this looks like the right way to go. Feb 7, 2016 at 16:48

You can use this below link as a reference and which gives you all attributes belongs to a user:

Get all attributes from user

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