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How to convert a "Single line text" column into "Person or Group" column in SharePoint.

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  • You cannot change the type of column after the column is created.

  • However, if you have names present in "Single line text" column then you can create a "Person or Group" column.

  • Keep them aside by modifying the display position.
  • Under "Quick Edit", copy and paste the name values of "Single line text" column to "Person or Group" column.
  • yes, this way we performing now, but It's not request I have a list, which i have uploaded in share point In that list some columns needs to be converted to "Person or Group" - kindly help us to advice – Guna Oct 12 '18 at 13:37
  • @Guna It's not possible to convert. Please upvote and mark the answer as accepted in case it helped you! :) – Sohail Shaikh Oct 12 '18 at 16:16
  • @Guna Please upvote and mark the answer as accepted in case it helped you! – Sohail Shaikh Oct 16 '18 at 3:46
  • Hi Sohali, am new user for Stack Workflow, kindly guide me to how to accept this answer and do Upvote. it seems there is no Option or button here. – Guna Oct 17 '18 at 6:11
  • @Guna Just click on the tick symbol to accept the answer and click on the up arrow button to upvote besides my answer. – Sohail Shaikh Oct 17 '18 at 6:21

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