I have a list with a "People and Groups" type column and multiple selection allowed is checked. Another column call "Region"

Say, I have John, doe and barry, williams in the "SalesGuy" column and Region is SW.

How do I do a CAML query where only want to pass 1 user john, doe or barry, williams and get the region back?

  • Is there a relationship established between the lists like a lookup column? Commented May 30, 2013 at 19:07
  • No relation. Plain list with 2 columns. SalesPeople and Region. SalesPeople column is populated with bunch of users. Commented May 30, 2013 at 19:21
  • Oh sorry, I misread the question. Commented May 30, 2013 at 19:41

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Contains is not exact - what happens if you have multiple Williams?

              <FieldRef Name='Initiators' LookupId='TRUE'/>
              <Value Type='Integer'>7</Value>

Where 7 is the ID of the SPUser of Williams.


The answers is Contains. Also, if i put williams, berry it works.

            <FieldRef Name="Initiators" />
            <Value Type="UserMulti">williams</Value>
  • But what if there are two users named "williams, berry" and "williams, berrys"? You should always use the ID from the User Information List. Commented May 31, 2013 at 2:47

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