newitem.aspx opening into the popup, so where do I need to add Content editor webpart. While opening newitem form, I need to autopopulate current user Name into sigle line text field?

  • How can we get sharepoint current user
    – BramPLove
    Commented Oct 3, 2019 at 2:43

3 Answers 3


You can use REST API to get the current user login name and append that value to the SharePoint text field using jQuery.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type=text/javascript>
window.onload = function () {   
var userDisplayName = '';

        url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetMyProperties",  
        headers: { Accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" },  
        success: function (data) {  
            try {  
                //Get properties from user profile Json response  
                userDisplayName = data.d.DisplayName; 

            $('#ctl00_ctl63_g_31e84c00_425a_4193_9323_01cf5f3fd8e9_ff11_ctl00_ctl00_TextField').val(userDisplayName).prop('readonly', true).css('background-color', 'lightgrey');    // change the id of textfield (just inspect element your form and copy the id)
            catch (err2) {                
        error: function (jQxhr, errorCode, errorThrown) {  

Just add this code in your NewForm.aspx page.

  • thanks In newform.aspx where I need to put this code ?
    – user47524
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 7:47
  • @user47524 You can open the newform.aspx in SPD and insert this in <script></script>. Also, don't forget to load the jquery , sp.js files OR you can edit the newform.aspx page and insert the script in Script Editor webpart Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 8:00
  • Thanks Sohail....I got it. I will add this code into the <script></script>. how would I need to load jquery , sp.js files. ? any code line I need to include into the <script></script>?
    – user47524
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 8:03
  • Just add this code in newform.aspx and if you get any error related to jQuery then add the reference of jQuery file before this code. Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 9:09
  • added same code into Script Editor webpart, but no luck.User name is not populationg
    – user47524
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 11:12

Check this out once ...

var selectedActivity;


$("input[Title='Name']").attr("disabled", "disabled");


function populateCurrentUser() { var currentUserId; var currentUserName; var userLoginName; var peoplePickerFieldName = "People Picker"; $.ajax({ url: "https://xyz.sharepoint.com/ListName/_api/web/currentUser", method: "GET", headers: { "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose" }, async: false, success: function (data) { currentUserId = data.d.Id; currentUserName = data.d.Title; //userLoginName = data.d.LoginName; }, error: function (error) { alert(error); } }); $("input[Title='Name']").val(currentUserName);


function PreSaveAction() {

return true;



You can use _spPageContextInfo in your JavaScript code Add below line in your document.ready function

$("input[Title='Title Required Field']").val(_spPageContextInfo.userDisplayName);

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