I have written the below code for getting the display name from the PeoplePicker field on PreSaveAction() call in my custom list form in SP 2010.

I got the displaytetx attr: mydomain\name2 Now using this display name, how to get the email id, department etc from user profile? Something like, i can pass this as a param to some other API - CSOM / JSOM /SPServices which extracts the email id

          <script language="javascript" src="/project/AssetsLib/jquery-
         <script language="javascript" 
       src="/project/AssetsLib/SPUtility.js" type="text/javascript">
             <script language="javascript" 
            <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
   // This function from SPServices gets all of the Query String 
          var myuserid = _spPageContextInfo.userId;
         var queryStringVals = $().SPServices.SPGetQueryString();

  var  whatDisplayName ="Reporting Manager Name";
    var pp2 = $().SPServices.SPFindPeoplePicker({  
     whatDisplayName }).row.find("div[id='divEntityData']")
    alert(  'the pp title ...' + pp);

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This may help but I am using this code in a SP Online.

var strFieldName = "FieldName";  
var ppDiv= $("[id$='ClientPeoplePicker'][title='" + strFieldName + "']");  
var spPP = SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict[ppDiv[0].id];  
if (!spPP.HasInputError)   
             var userKeys = spPP.GetAllUserInfo();  
         var myUser = userKeys[0];  

Regards, Christophe

  • 1
    i think,SPClientPeoplePicker doesn't exist in SP 2010.Its available for SP 2013 only.
    – samolpp2
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 9:12
  • is there a way we can read the peoplepicker value using CSOM/JSOM? whats the API for that, any idea?
    – samolpp2
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 9:18
  • myUser.EntityData.SPUserID in this statement "SPUserID" does not exist
    – Zakir HC
    Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 12:14

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