Im trying to make a workflow that sends an email to a person chosen a people/group picker field in an InfoPath form that is submitted to a library.

The form is submitted by one person, with the intention of sending an email to another person chosen in the people/picker to authorize the submitted form.

However when in SharePoint designer, I am unable to select this field to send the email to. Is there another way that I can extract the email address from the people picker group and display it so that it can be used to send the desired email?


  • So you mean to say that, When ever you submit a Infopath form to library the workflow should pick the person from the (Here i need clarity) Group you want to send email to multiple people or to one person who is selected at that field.
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:08
  • Yes, when the form is submitted to the library there has to be a person entered into the filed within the form. This is then shown in a column in the SharePoint library with the intention of the email address getting picked up from here
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:11
  • i was thinking either add a field into the InfoPath form using a rule to set this field from the people picker value (im struggling with this at the moment) or a way using SP. Im a bit new and frustrated with it at the moment
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:17

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Here is the workflow that i used to get the emailenter image description here

  • Do change start option of the workflow
    1. Start workflow automatically when an item is created (This allows you to get email when an infopath form is submitted)

I hope this would work for you

  • sorry, that wouldn't work the people picker group selects a person (not the creator) that the form will get emailed to then the new person will authorize the form. I should have clarified this earlier
    – C.Shanks
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:35
  • ok Re-frame your question so that i can understand that clearly
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:39

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