I have created workflow using SPD2010 and used action 'send an email'. In email body I want to show user 'First name + Last name' like "Hi Brishal Kumar" for this I have set it 'current item[created by]'

let me know what I need to do. Thanks :)


Here is a couple of simple steps to overcome that problem.

  • Create a new workflow in SharePoint Designer
  • Insert Send an Email action and then click These Users link
  • In the Define E-mail message field type your desired email body text and click Add or Change Lookup
  • In the Lookup for String dialog
  • Select User Profiles as Data source
  • Field from source: Name
  • In the Find the List Item, select Account Name as field and then filter by Current Item: Created By (or Modified By, or some other Person column, or any other column that contains username)


  • it is giving me below error: Workflow failed to get user profile for user .. – Amay Kulkarni Sep 20 '16 at 9:31

Please find screenshot below that should help.

You can choose from drop down "Return Field as:" to show login name or display name. Select " Display Name " who will display the full name of the user. If several users, use " Display name, Semicolon Delimited "

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  • Not able to see screenshot – Brishal Dec 16 '13 at 7:05
  • i m trying to add screenshot.. but don't why its not visible.. i have flaged the post. – Kunal Valecha Dec 16 '13 at 7:13
  • @KunalValecha The sceenshot is there. Maybe your firewall is preventing the image URL? Brows to i.stack.imgur.com/NVoJN.png and see what you get there. – Benny Skogberg Dec 16 '13 at 7:18
  • on browsing this url also i am not able to see screen shot.. where should i look in to resolve this problem ? – Kunal Valecha Dec 16 '13 at 7:19
  • I am also not able to see screenshot – Brishal Dec 16 '13 at 8:03

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