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Using SharePoint 2016 On Premises, vanilla set up and I’m a noob.

In various places where SharePoint shows People & Groups entry, it offers a nice PeoplePicker interface where as you type a name, you are shown matches as you type, to pick from. Examples being in Task Lists where you assign a person.

However, if I add a Person column to a bespoke list, I get a nasty clunky user experience with a text input box and a directory button. With this interface, the user either has to click the directory and search, or type a name and then get the system to correct it as an exact match.

Is there anyway to get my lists to exhibit the 'nice' behaviour and make my users happy?

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You might wana check on this link buddy http://spjsblog.com/2010/03/25/autocomplete-for-sharepoint-people-picker/

  • Many thanks. From the comments it looks as if the solution was created for 2007 and needed to be updated to work on 2010, so I doubt it is suitable for 2016. Also I’m afraid I need the ability to add multiple names, which this doesn’t support. However, knowing that it is called the 'PeoplePicker' seems to open up a world of Googleable possibilities. – Chris N Jul 21 '17 at 11:15

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