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I have an infopath form loaded as an initiation/association form for a sharepoint workflow. I added a text field wich I want to be prefilled with the current user username. I'm using username() to get this. The problem is that it works great when I preview it in infopath, but once I deploy it to sharepoint the field is always empty.

I tried both setting username() as a default value for the field and with a rules on form load that sets the field value to username(). Neither works.

If I replace username() with any string (like "ciao"). the value is correctly set.

Any idea on how to get this working?

  • What kind of authentication is your sharepoint farm using ? – Steve B Jun 21 '12 at 12:54
  • basic windows authentication – Maurizio Pozzobon Jun 21 '12 at 13:23
  • I had a similar issue, but i had issues with the function being case sensitive - userName() – Brent Jun 28 '12 at 3:54
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I experienced the same problem and added additional idle call to username(); before assigning a value and it started to work (I used the call twice). If I deleted the idle call, the next username returned the null value. When I added it again, it worked fine. I didn't find a root of the problem, but now it works well with the idle call.

  • Was it in browser but not filler/client for, I wonder? Have you tried to enable always in Text box properties > Browser Forms (tab) > Postback Settings? – Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Aug 24 '12 at 14:49

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