I just noticed a javascript function that finds and populates people picker controls in SharePoint was not working in Edge, whereas it works fine in Chrome and IE.

In Edge I see an error in the console log related to the code below: 'SPClientPeoplePicker' is not defined

    var controlName = "External";
    var ppDiv = $("[id$='ClientPeoplePicker'][title='" + controlName + "']");
    var ppEditor = ppDiv.find("[title='" + controlName + "']");
    var spPP = SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict[ppDiv[0].id];


Has anyone else come across this? If so, any solutions?

  • Is there any updates ? – Jerry_MSFT Sep 4 '19 at 9:27

Add a reference to clientpeoplepicker.js will fix this error in Edge Browser:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/15/clientpeoplepicker.js"></script> 
<script type="text/javascript">
 window.setTimeout(function() {
      SetAndResolvePeoplePicker("Account Manager", _spPageContextInfo.userLoginName);
      }, 750);

function SetAndResolvePeoplePicker(fieldName,Name) 

        var controlName = fieldName;
        var peoplePickerDiv = $("[id$='ClientPeoplePicker'][title='" + controlName + "']");
        var peoplePickerEditor = peoplePickerDiv.find("[title='" + controlName + "']");
        var spPeoplePicker = SPClientPeoplePicker.SPClientPeoplePickerDict[peoplePickerDiv[0].id];
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