I'm using SharePoint 2013 people picker client side, how can I set a default user using jQuery?

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I would recommend that you have a look at SPServices. They have a method that fits your need


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    Is that library already included in SP13?
    – Nk SP
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 10:09
  • It's a third party, open-source library. On the link I provided you'll find all the details
    – MdMazzotti
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 10:12
  • Do you know which is the DisplayName (name of the column which is shown on forms) for the default people picker? (display users)
    – Nk SP
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 10:17
  • Fire open your browser developer toolbar and hover over the picker with the inspector tool
    – MdMazzotti
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 10:25
  • Is possible to set the displayName?
    – Nk SP
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 11:10

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