I have a form where I have a lookup field displaying issue ids of same list. On selection of Issue id, Person field (Issue Assigned to) and other Lookup field (Function) to be prefilled. I have achieved this for other type of fields.

How to get values of Person and lookup columns?

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Values for the Person/Group field are controlled by the user id from UPS. Display name will not work. Use the user ID and you will be able to prepopulate your user field.

  • How? can you show some example Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 10:20

For Lookup Field,

  • To Get the selected Lookup value in the current form

    LItem.get_item("Internal Name of Lookup field").get_lookupValue();
  • To Set the selected lookup value to another Lookup field in the current form

    $("select[title='Lookup field Name']").val(LItem.get_item("Internal Name of Lookup field").get_lookupValue());

For People Field,

To Get the People Field value

Item.get_item("Intrnal Name of People field").get_lookupValue();

To Set it to a People field value in the current form

 var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
 var web = context.get_web();
 var user = web.ensureUser(LItem.get_item("Intrnal Name of People field").get_lookupValue());
var form = $("table[class='ms-formtable']"); 
var userField = form.find("input[id$='ClientPeoplePicker_EditorInput']").get(0);
var peoplepicker = SPClientPeoplePicker.PickerObjectFromSubElement(userField);
var loginName = user.get_loginName();
peoplepicker.AddUserKeys(loginName);},function(sender,args){ // on error

For more details check Auto-Populate the Lookup and People Fields in List form based on lookup selection in sharepoint

  • Its getting the correct value for Lookup field but not setting the. It just sets it blank (from default value "(None)" Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 2:39
  • For lookup field this worked : var check = ListItem.get_item("Functionn").get_lookupValue(); var allOptions = document.querySelectorAll("[title=Functionn] option"); [].some.call(allOptions, function(option) { if (option.innerHTML == check) { option.selected = "selected"; return true; } }); Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 3:22
  • Have you checked the attached link! it set the lookup value if it already there?! Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 8:27
  • For People field its giving an error - "SPClientPeoplePicker is not defined". Can you help? Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 9:38
  • Yes, I tried the code from your link itself. Full code that you have given Commented Jan 13, 2018 at 9:40

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