I am new to sharepoint and I am having trouble creating a versatile list. What I need is when an employee is entered into the people picker column I need their manager to autopopulate in another people picker column.

Can this be done? If not are there any workarounds? I ultimately need an email to be automatically sent to the persons manager when their name is entered into the sharepoint.

Any help would be much appreciated.

  • What version of SharePoint are you on? – Erin L Apr 6 '16 at 13:09

Using JQuery we can acheive this. Find the selected index or value from 1st People picker and With responsible to that pass the selected value to userName parameter.

Note: The Value must be the username.

function SetUserFieldValue(fieldName, userName) { var _PeoplePicker = $("div[title='" + fieldName + "']"); var _PeoplePickerTopId = _PeoplePicker.attr('id'); var _PeoplePickerEditer = $("input[title='" + fieldName + "']"); _PeoplePickerEditer.val(userName); var _PeoplePickerOject = SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict[_PeoplePickerTopId]; _PeoplePickerOject.AddUnresolvedUserFromEditor(true); }

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